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Deep near-IR images from the VISTA Variables in the V\'ia L\'actea (VVV) Survey were used to search for RR Lyrae stars in the Southern Galactic plane. A sizable sample of 404 RR Lyrae of type ab stars was identified across a thin slice of the 4$^{\rm th}$ Galactic quadrant ($295\deg < l < 350\deg$, $-2.24\deg < b < -1. Read More

2017Feb
Authors: Michael R. Blanton, Matthew A. Bershady, Bela Abolfathi, Franco D. Albareti, Carlos Allende Prieto, Andres Almeida, Javier Alonso-García, Friedrich Anders, Scott F. Anderson, Brett Andrews, Erik Aquino-Ortíz, Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca, Maria Argudo-Fernández, Eric Armengaud, Eric Aubourg, Vladimir Avila-Reese, Carles Badenes, Stephen Bailey, Kathleen A. Barger, Jorge Barrera-Ballesteros, Curtis Bartosz, Dominic Bates, Falk Baumgarten, Julian Bautista, Rachael Beaton, Timothy C. Beers, Francesco Belfiore, Chad F. Bender, Andreas A. Berlind, Mariangela Bernardi, Florian Beutler, Jonathan C. Bird, Dmitry Bizyaev, Guillermo A. Blanc, Michael Blomqvist, Adam S. Bolton, Médéric Boquien, Jura Borissova, Remco van den Bosch, Jo Bovy, William N. Brandt, Jonathan Brinkmann, Joel R. Brownstein, Kevin Bundy, Adam J. Burgasser, Etienne Burtin, Nicolás G. Busca, Michele Cappellari, Maria Leticia Delgado Carigi, Joleen K. Carlberg, Aurelio Carnero Rosell, Ricardo Carrera, Brian Cherinka, Edmond Cheung, Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew, Cristina Chiappini, Peter Doohyun Choi, Drew Chojnowski, Chia-Hsun Chuang, Haeun Chung, Rafael Fernando Cirolini, Nicolas Clerc, Roger E. Cohen, Johan Comparat, Luiz da Costa, Marie-Claude Cousinou, Kevin Covey, Jeffrey D. Crane, Rupert A. C. Croft, Irene Cruz-Gonzalez, Daniel Garrido Cuadra, Katia Cunha, Guillermo J. Damke, Jeremy Darling, Roger Davies, Kyle Dawson, Axel de la Macorra, Nathan De Lee, Timothée Delubac, Francesco Di Mille, Aleks Diamond-Stanic, Mariana Cano-Díaz, John Donor, Juan José Downes, Niv Drory, Hélion du Mas des Bourboux, Christopher J. Duckworth, Tom Dwelly, Jamie Dyer, Garrett Ebelke, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Eric Emsellem, Mike Eracleous, Stephanie Escoffier, Michael L. Evans, Xiaohui Fan, Emma Fernández-Alvar, J. G. Fernandez-Trincado, Diane K. Feuillet, Alexis Finoguenov, Scott W. Fleming, Andreu Font-Ribera, Alexander Fredrickson, Gordon Freischlad, Peter M. Frinchaboy, Lluís Galbany, R. Garcia-Dias, D. A. García-Hernández, Patrick Gaulme, Doug Geisler, Joseph D. Gelfand, Héctor Gil-Marín, Bruce A. Gillespie, Daniel Goddard, Violeta Gonzalez-Perez, Kathleen Grabowski, Paul J. Green, Catherine J. Grier, James E. Gunn, Hong Guo, Julien Guy, Alex Hagen, ChangHoon Hahn, Matthew Hall, Paul Harding, Sten Hasselquist, Suzanne L. Hawley, Fred Hearty, Jonay I. Gonzalez Hernández, Shirley Ho, David W. Hogg, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Jon A. Holtzman, Parker H. Holzer, Joseph Huehnerhoff, Timothy A. Hutchinson, Ho Seong Hwang, Héctor J. Ibarra-Medel, Gabriele da Silva Ilha, Inese I. Ivans, KeShawn Ivory, Kelly Jackson, Trey W. Jensen, Jennifer A. Johnson, Amy Jones, Henrik Jönsson, Eric Jullo, Vikrant Kamble, Karen Kinemuchi, David Kirkby, Francisco-Shu Kitaura, Mark Klaene, Gillian R. Knapp, Jean-Paul Kneib, Juna A. Kollmeier, Ivan Lacerna, Richard R. Lane, Dustin Lang, David R. Law, Daniel Lazarz, Jean-Marc Le Goff, Fu-Heng Liang, Cheng Li, Hongyu LI, Marcos Lima, Lihwai Lin, Yen-Ting Lin, Sara Bertran de Lis, Chao Liu, Miguel Angel C. de Icaza Lizaola, Dan Long, Sara Lucatello, Britt Lundgren, Nicholas K. MacDonald, Alice Deconto Machado, Chelsea L. MacLeod, Suvrath Mahadevan, Marcio Antonio Geimba Maia, Roberto Maiolino, Steven R. Majewski, Elena Malanushenko, Viktor Malanushenko, Arturo Manchado, Shude Mao, Claudia Maraston, Rui Marques-Chaves, Karen L. Masters, Cameron K. McBride, Richard M. McDermid, Brianne McGrath, Ian D. McGreer, Nicolás Medina Peña, Matthew Melendez, Andrea Merloni, Michael R. Merrifield, Szabolcs Meszaros, Andres Meza, Ivan Minchev, Dante Minniti, Takamitsu Miyaji, Surhud More, John Mulchaey, Francisco Müller-Sánchez, Demitri Muna, Ricardo R. Munoz, Adam D. Myers, Preethi Nair, Kirpal Nandra, Janaina Correa do Nascimento, Alenka Negrete, Melissa Ness, Jeffrey A. Newman, Robert C. Nichol, David L. Nidever, Christian Nitschelm, Pierros Ntelis, Julia E. O'Connell, Ryan J. Oelkers, Audrey Oravetz, Daniel Oravetz, Zach Pace, Nelson Padilla, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, Pedro Alonso Palicio, Kaike Pan, Taniya Parikh, Isabelle Pâris, Changbom Park, Alim Y. Patten, Sebastien Peirani, Marcos Pellejero-Ibanez, Samantha Penny, Will J. Percival, Ismael Perez-Fournon, Patrick Petitjean, Matthew M. Pieri, Marc Pinsonneault, Alice Pisani, Radosław Poleski, Francisco Prada, Abhishek Prakash, Anna Bárbara de Andrade Queiroz, M. Jordan Raddick, Anand Raichoor, Sandro Barboza Rembold, Hannah Richstein, Rogemar A. Riffel, Rogério Riffel, Hans-Walter Rix, Annie C. Robin, Constance M. Rockosi, Sergio Rodríguez-Torres, A. Roman-Lopes, Carlos Román-Zúñiga, Margarita Rosado, Ashley J. Ross, Graziano Rossi, John Ruan, Rossana Ruggeri, Eli S. Rykoff, Salvador Salazar-Albornoz, Mara Salvato, Ariel G. Sánchez, David Sánchez Aguado, José R. Sánchez-Gallego, Felipe A. Santana, Basílio Xavier Santiago, Conor Sayres, Ricardo P. Schiavon, Jaderson da Silva Schimoia, Edward F. Schlafly, David J. Schlegel, Donald P. Schneider, Mathias Schultheis, William J. Schuster, Axel Schwope, Hee-Jong Seo, Zhengyi Shao, Shiyin Shen, Matthew Shetrone, Michael Shull, Joshua D. Simon, Danielle Skinner, M. F. Skrutskie, Anže Slosar, Verne V. Smith, Jennifer S. Sobeck, Flavia Sobreira, Garrett Somers, Diogo Souto, David V. Stark, Keivan Stassun, Fritz Stauffer, Matthias Steinmetz, Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann, Alina Streblyanska, Guy S. Stringfellow, Genaro Suárez, Jing Sun, Nao Suzuki, Laszlo Szigeti, Manuchehr Taghizadeh-Popp, Baitian Tang, Charling Tao, Jamie Tayar, Mita Tembe, Johanna Teske, Aniruddha R. Thakar, Daniel Thomas, Benjamin A. Thompson, Jeremy L. Tinker, Patricia Tissera, Rita Tojeiro, Hector Hernandez Toledo, Sylvain de la Torre, Christy Tremonti, Nicholas W. Troup, Octavio Valenzuela, Inma Martinez Valpuesta, Jaime Vargas-González, Mariana Vargas-Magaña, Jose Alberto Vazquez, Sandro Villanova, M. Vivek, Nicole Vogt, David Wake, Rene Walterbos, Yuting Wang, Benjamin Alan Weaver, Anne-Marie Weijmans, David H. Weinberg, Kyle B. Westfall, David G. Whelan, Vivienne Wild, John Wilson, W. M. Wood-Vasey, Dominika Wylezalek, Ting Xiao, Renbin Yan, Meng Yang, Jason E. Ybarra, Christophe Yèche, Nadia Zakamska, Olga Zamora, Pauline Zarrouk, Gail Zasowski, Kai Zhang, Gong-Bo Zhao, Zheng Zheng, Zhi-Min Zhou, Guangtun B. Zhu, Manuela Zoccali, Hu Zou

We describe the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV (SDSS-IV), a project encompassing three major spectroscopic programs. The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment 2 (APOGEE-2) is observing hundreds of thousands of Milky Way stars at high resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio in the near-infrared. The Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey is obtaining spatially-resolved spectroscopy for thousands of nearby galaxies (median redshift of z = 0. Read More

We study non-parametric morphologies of mergers events in a cosmological context, using the Illustris project. We produce mock g-band images comparable to observational surveys from the publicly available Illustris simulation idealized mock images at $z=0$. We then measure non parametric indicators: asymmetry, Gini, $M_{20}$, clumpiness and concentration for a set of galaxies with $M_* >10^{10}$ M$_\odot$. Read More

Cosmic voids are promising tools for cosmological tests due to their sensitivity to dark energy, modified gravity and alternative cosmological scenarios. Most previous studies in the literature of void properties use cosmological N-body simulations of dark matter (DM) particles that ignore the potential effect of baryonic physics. We analyse voids in the mass and subhalo density field in the EAGLE simulations, which follow the evolution of galaxies in a Lambda cold dark matter Universe with state-of-the-art subgrid models for baryonic processes. Read More

The stellar metallicity gradients of disc galaxies provide information on the disc assembly, star formation processes and chemical evolution. They also might store information on dynamical processes which could affect the distribution of chemical elements in the gas-phase and the stellar components. We studied the stellar metallicity gradients of stellar discs in a cosmological simulation. Read More

2015Nov

We study oxygen abundance profiles of the gaseous disc components in simulated galaxies in a hierarchical universe. We analyse the disc metallicity gradients in relation to the stellar masses and star formation rates of the simulated galaxies. We find a trend for galaxies with low stellar masses to have steeper metallicity gradients than galaxies with high stellar masses at z ~0. Read More

Galaxy formation in the current cosmological paradigm is a very complex process in which inflows, outflows, interactions and mergers are common events. These processes can redistribute the angular momentum content of baryons. Recent observational results suggest that disc formed conserving angular momentum while elliptical galaxies, albeit losing angular momentum, determine a correlation between the specific angular momentum of the galaxy and the stellar mass. Read More

Using cosmological hydrodynamics simulations we study the angular momentum content of the simulated galaxies in relation with their morphological type. We found that not only the angular momentum of the disk component follow the expected theoretical relation, Mo, Mao & Whiye (1998), but also the spheroidal one, with a gap due to its lost of angular momentum, in agreement with Fall & Romanowsky (2013),. We also found that the galaxy size can plot in one general relation, despite the morphological type, as found by Kravtsov (2013). Read More

2014Jul

We analyse the density profiles of the stellar halo populations in eight Milky-Way mass galaxies, simulated within the $\Lambda$-Cold Dark Matter scenario. We find that accreted stars can be well-fitted by an Einasto profile, as well as any subsample defined according to metallicity. We detect a clear correlation between the Einasto fitting parameters of the low-metallicity stellar populations and those of the dark matter haloes. Read More

2014Jun
Affiliations: 1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 2Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, 3Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 4Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, 5Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina

We analyse the dark, gas, and stellar mass assembly histories of low-mass halos (Mvir ~ 10^10.3 - 10^12.3 M_sun) identified at redshift z = 0 in cosmological numerical simulations. Read More

2014Feb

The nature of the Type Ia supernovae (SNIa) progenitors remains still uncertain. This is a major issue for galaxy evolution models since both chemical and energetic feedback play a major role in the gas dynamics, star formation and therefore in the overall stellar evolution. The progenitor models for the SNIa available in the literature propose different distributions for regulating the explosion times of these events. Read More

2013Aug
Affiliations: 1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 2Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, 3Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 4Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, 5Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina

Cosmological hydrodynamical simulations are studied in order to analyse generic trends for the stellar, baryonic and halo mass assembly of low-mass galaxies (M_* < 3 x 10^10 M_sun) as a function of their present halo mass, in the context of the Lambda-CDM scenario and common subgrid physics schemes. We obtain that smaller galaxies exhibit higher specific star formation rates and higher gas fractions. Although these trends are in rough agreement with observations, the absolute values of these quantities tend to be lower than observed ones since z~2. Read More

2012Sep
Affiliations: 1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 2Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 3Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina

Recent observational and theoretical works have suggested that the Tully-Fisher Relation might be generalised to include dispersion-dominated systems by combining the rotation and dispersion velocity in the definition of the kinematical indicator. Mergers and interactions have been pointed out as responsible of driving turbulent and disordered gas kinematics, which could generate Tully-Fisher Relation outliers. We intend to investigate the gas kinematics of galaxies by using a simulated sample which includes both, gas disc-dominated and spheroid-dominated systems. Read More

2011Oct

We study the chemical properties of the stellar populations in eight simulations of the formation of Milky-Way mass galaxies in a LCDM Universe. Our simulations include metal-dependent cooling and an explicitly multiphase treatment of the effects on the gas of cooling, enrichment and supernova feedback. We search for correlations between formation history and chemical abundance patterns. Read More

We analyse a set of galaxy interactions performed by using a self-consistent chemo-hydrodynamical model which includes star formation, Supernova feedback and chemical evolution. In agreement with previous works, we find that tidally-induced low-metallicity gas inflows dilute the central oxygen abundance and contribute to the flattening of the metallicity gradients. The tidally-induced inflows trigger starbursts which increase the impact of SN II feedback injecting new chemical elements and driving galactic winds which modulate the metallicity distribution. Read More

Using a hybrid method which combines non-radiative hydrodynamical simulations with a semi-analytic model of galaxy formation, we determine the ram pressure as a function of halocentric distance experienced by galaxies in haloes with virial masses 12.5 <= log (M_200 h/M_Sun) < 15.35, for redshifts 0 <= z <= 3. Read More

2011May
Affiliations: 1Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, 2Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, 3Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, 4Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics

We study the stellar discs and spheroids in eight simulations of galaxy formation within Milky Way-mass haloes in a Lambda Cold Dark Matter cosmology. A first paper in this series concentrated on disc properties. Here, we extend this analysis to study how the formation history, structure and dynamics of discs and spheroids relate to the assembly history and structure of their haloes. Read More

In this work, we studied the stellar and baryonic Tully-Fisher relations by using hydrodynamical simulations in a cosmological framework. We found that supernova feedback plays an important role on shaping the stellar Tully-Fisher relation causing a steepening of its slope at the low-mass end, consistently with observations. The bend of the relation occurs at a characteristic velocity of approximately 100 km/s, in concordance with previous observational and theoretical findings. Read More

We have studied the origin of the Tully-Fisher relation by analysing hydrodynamical simulations in a Lambda-CDM universe. We found that smaller galaxies exhibit lower stellar masses than those predicted by the linear fit to high mass galaxies (fast rotators), consistently with observations. In this model, these trends are generated by the more efficient action of Supernova feedback in the regulation of the star formation in smaller galaxies. Read More

We develop a new numerical approach to describe the action of ram pressure stripping (RPS) within a semi-analytic model of galaxy formation and evolution which works in combination with non-radiative hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy clusters. The new feature in our method is the use of the gas particles to obtain the kinematical and thermodynamical properties of the intragroup and intracluster medium (ICM). This allows a self-consistent estimation of the RPS experienced by satellite galaxies. Read More

2010May
Affiliations: 1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 2Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 3Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina

Recent observational results found a bend in the Tully-Fisher Relation in such a way that low mass systems lay below the linear relation described by more massive galaxies. We intend to investigate the origin of the observed features in the stellar and baryonic Tully-Fisher relations and analyse the role played by galactic outflows on their determination. Cosmological hydrodynamical simulations which include Supernova feedback were performed in order to follow the dynamical evolution of galaxies. Read More

(abridged) In this work, we investigate the nature of the host galaxies of long Gamma-Ray bursts (LGRBs) using a galaxy catalogue constructed from the Millennium Simulation. We developed an LGRB synthetic model based on the hypothesis that these events originate at the end of the life of massive stars following the collapsar model, with the possibility of including a constraint on the metallicity of the progenitor star. A complete observability pipeline was designed to calculate a probability estimation for a galaxy to be observationally identified as a host for LGRBs detected by present observational facilities. Read More

2009Nov
Affiliations: 1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 2Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany, 3Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 4Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Germany

We have resimulated the six galaxy-sized haloes of the Aquarius Project including metal-dependent cooling, star formation and supernova feedback. This allows us to study not only how dark matter haloes respond to galaxy formation, but also how this response is affected by details of halo assembly history. In agreement with previous work, we find baryon condensation to lead to increased dark matter concentration. Read More

2009Oct
Affiliations: 1Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 3Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Germany

We have studied the dark matter (DM) distribution in a approx 10^12 h^-1 M_sun mass halo extracted from a simulation consistent with the concordance cosmology, where the physics regulating the transformation of gas into stars was allowed to change producing galaxies with different morphologies. The presence of baryons produces the concentration of the DM halo with respect to its corresponding dissipationless run, but we found that this response does not only depend on the amount of baryons gathered in the central region but also on the way they have been assembled. DM and baryons affect each other in a complex way so the formation history of a galaxy plays an important role on its final total mass distribution. Read More

2009Apr
Affiliations: 1Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3Universite de Lyon; Universite Lyon 1, Observatoire de Lyon, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France, 4Facultad de Ciencis Astronomicas y Geofisicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Several observational works have attempted to isolate the effects of galaxy interactions by comparing galaxies in pairs with isolated galaxies. However, different authors have proposed different ways to build these so-called control samples (CS). By using mock galaxy catalogues of the SDSS-DR4 built up from the Millennium Simulation, we explore how the way of building a CS might introduce biases which could affect the interpretation of results. Read More

2009Apr
Affiliations: 1Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 4Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 5Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET, Argentina, 6Facultad de Ciencias Astronomia y Geofisica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

We explore properties of close galaxy pairs and merging systems selected from the SDSS-DR4 in different environments with the aim to assess the relative importance of the role of interactions over global environmental processes. For this purpose, we perform a comparative study of galaxies with and without close companions as a function of local density and host-halo mass, carefully removing sources of possible biases. We find that at low and high local density environments, colours and morphologies of close galaxy pairs are very similar to those of isolated galaxies. Read More

2009Feb
Affiliations: 1Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 3Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Germany

We analyse the dark matter (DM) distribution in a approx 10^12 M_sun halo extracted from a simulation consistent with the concordance cosmology, where the physics regulating the transformation of gas into stars was allowed to change producing galaxies with different morphologies. Although the DM profiles get more concentrated as baryons are collected at the centre of the haloes compared to a pure dynamical run, the total baryonic mass alone is not enough to fully predict the reaction of the DM profile. We also note that baryons affect the DM distribution even outside the central regions. Read More

2008Dec
Affiliations: 1Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Garching;, 2Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Garching;, 3Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Garching;, 4Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Buenos Aires
Category: Astrophysics

We study the formation of galaxies in a Lambda-CDM Universe using high resolution hydrodynamical simulations with a multiphase treatment of gas, cooling and feedback, focusing on the formation of discs. Our simulations follow eight haloes similar in mass to the Milky Way and extracted from a large cosmological simulation without restriction on spin parameter or merger history. This allows us to investigate how the final properties of the simulated galaxies correlate with the formation histories of their haloes. Read More

2008Aug
Affiliations: 1MPA-Garching;, 2IAFE-Buenos Aires, 3MPA-Garching;, 4MPA-Garching;
Category: Astrophysics

We study the effects of Supernova (SN) feedback on the formation of galaxies using hydrodynamical simulations in a Lambda-CDM cosmology. We use an extended version of the code GADGET-2 which includes chemical enrichment and energy feedback by Type II and Type Ia SN, metal-dependent cooling and a multiphase model for the gas component. We focus on the effects of SN feedback on the star formation process, galaxy morphology, evolution of the specific angular momentum and chemical properties. Read More

2008Jul
Affiliations: 1Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 3Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Germany
Category: Astrophysics

We use cosmological simulations to study the effects of supernova (SN) feedback on the dark matter distribution in galaxies. We simulate the formation of a Milky-Way type galaxy using a version of the SPH code GADGET2 which includes chemical enrichment and energy feedback by SN, a multiphase model for the gas component and metal-dependent cooling. We analyse the impact of the main three input SN feedback parameters on the amplitude and shape of the dark matter density profiles, focusing on the inner regions of the halo. Read More

2008Jun
Affiliations: 1Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Argentina, 3Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Germany, 4Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Germany
Category: Astrophysics

We analyse a sample of 52,000 Milky Way (MW) type galaxies drawn from the publicly available galaxy catalogue of the Millennium Simulation with the aim of studying statistically the differences and similarities of their properties in comparison to our Galaxy. Model galaxies are chosen to lie in haloes with maximum circular velocities in the range 200-250 km/seg and to have bulge-to-disk ratios similar to that of the Milky Way. We find that model MW galaxies formed quietly through the accretion of cold gas and small satellite systems. Read More

2008Apr
Affiliations: 1PUC, Chile; IAG, USP, Brasil, 2IAFE, Argentina, 3PUC, Chile, 4IAFE, Argentina
Category: Astrophysics

In this paper, we study the variations of group galaxy properties according to the assembly history in SDSS-DR6 selected groups. Using mock SDSS group catalogues, we find two suitable indicators of group formation time: i) the isolation of the group, defined as the distance to the nearest neighbor in terms of its virial radius, and ii) the concentration, measured as the group inner density calculated using the fifth nearest bright galaxy to the group centre. Groups within narrow ranges of mass in the mock catalogue show increasing group age with isolation and concentration. Read More

2008Apr
Affiliations: 1Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Garching;, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics - Buenos Aires, 3Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Garching;, 4Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics - Garching;
Category: Astrophysics

We use cosmological simulations in order to study the effects of supernova (SN) feedback on the formation of a Milky Way-type galaxy of virial mass ~10^12 M_sun/h. We analyse a set of simulations run with the code described by Scannapieco et al. (2005, 2006), where we have tested our star formation and feedback prescription using isolated galaxy models. Read More

We perform a statistical analysis of AGN host characteristics and nuclear activity for AGNs in pairs and without companions. Our study concerns a sample of AGNs derived from the SDSS-DR4 data by Kauffmann et al (2003) and pair galaxies obtained from the same data set by Alonso et al. (2006). Read More

We analyse the evolutionary history of galaxies formed in a hierarchical scenario consistent with the concordance $\Lambda$-CDM model focusing on the study of the relation between their chemical and dynamical properties. Our simulations consistently describe the formation of the structure and its chemical enrichment within a cosmological context. Our results indicate that the luminosity-metallicity (LZR) and the stellar mass-metallicity (MZR) relations are naturally generated in a hierarchical scenario. Read More

2006May
Affiliations: 1Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina;, 2Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina;, 3Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina;, 4Observatorio Astronomico de la Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina, 5Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina;
Category: Astrophysics

We perform an statistical analysis of galaxies in pairs in a Lambda-CDM scenario by using the chemical GADGET-2 of Scannapieco et al. (2005) in order to study the effects of galaxy interactions on colours and metallicities. We find that galaxy-galaxy interactions can produce a bimodal colour distribution with galaxies with significant recent star formation activity contributing mainly to blue colours. Read More

We have developed a new scheme to treat a multiphase interstellar medium in smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations of galaxy formation. This scheme can represent a co-spatial mixture of cold and hot ISM components, and is formulated without scale-dependent parameters. It is thus particularly suited to studies of cosmological structure formation where galaxies with a wide range of masses form simultaneously. Read More

2006Mar
Affiliations: 1Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Category: Astrophysics

We study the Luminosity-Metallicity Relation and the Stellar Mass-Metallicity Relation by performing chemo-dynamical simulations in a cosmological scenario. Our results predict a tight linear correlation between oxygen chemical abundance and luminosity for galactic systems up to z=3. The Luminosity-Metallicity Relation evolves with redshift in such a way that systems at a given oxygen abundance were ~3 dex brighter at z=3 compared to local ones, in good agreement with observations. Read More

We present a study of the effects of mergers and interactions on the mass distribution of galactic systems in hierarchical clustering scenarios using the disc-bulge structural parameters and their dynamical properties to quantify them. We focus on the analysis of the Fundamental Mass Plane relation, finding that secular evolution phases contribute significantly to the determination of a plane with a slope in agreement to that of the observed luminosity relation. In these simulations, secular phases are responsible for the formation of compact stellar bulges with the correct structural parameter combination. Read More

2006Mar
Affiliations: 1Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Category: Astrophysics

We study the evolution of the Stellar Mass-Metallicity Relation and the Luminosity-Metallicity Relation by performing numerical simulations in a cosmological framework. We find that the slope and the zero point of the Luminosity-Metallicity Relation evolve in such a way that, at a given metallicity, systems were ~3 mag brighter at z=3 compared to galaxies in the local universe, which is consistent with the observational trend. The local Stellar Mass-Metallicity Relation shows also a good agreement with recent observations. Read More

2006Feb
Affiliations: 1Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas, UNLP, Argentina;, 2Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina;, 3CONICET;, 4Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina;
Category: Astrophysics

We carry out a statistical analysis of galaxy pairs selected from chemical hydrodynamical simulations with the aim at assessing the capability of hierarchical scenarios to reproduce recent observational results for galaxies in pairs. Particularly, we analyse the effects of mergers and interactions on the star formation (SF) activity, the global mean chemical properties and the colour distribution of interacting galaxies. We also assess the effects of spurious pairs. Read More

2005Nov
Affiliations: 1Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas, UNLP, Argentina;, 2Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Buenos Aires, Argentina;, 3Observatorio Astronomico de la Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina, 4Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Category: Astrophysics

Using chemical hydrodynamical simulations consistent with a Lambda-CDM model, we study the role played by mergers and interactions in the regulation of the star formation activity, colours and the chemical properties of galaxies in pairs. A statistical analysis of the orbital parameters in galaxy pairs (r <100 kpc/h) shows that the star formation (SF) activity correlates strongly with the relative separation and weakly with the relative velocity, indicating that close encounters (r <30 kpc/h) can increase the SF activity to levels higher than that exhibit in galaxies without a close companion. Analysing the internal properties of interacting systems, we find that their stability properties also play a role in the regulation the SF activity (Perez et al 2005a). Read More

2005Nov
Affiliations: 1Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Category: Astrophysics

In this work, we study the Luminosity-Metallicity relation (LMR) and the Stellar Mass -Metallicity relation (MMR) of galactic systems in a hierarhical clustering scenario. We performed numerical hydrodynamical simulations with the chemical GADGET-2 of Scannapieco et al.(2005) in a LCDM universe. Read More

We analyse star formation rates derived from photometric and spectroscopic data of galaxies in pairs in different environments using the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The two samples comprise several thousand pairs, suitable to explore into detail the dependence of star formation activity in pairs on orbital parameters and global environment. We use the projected galaxy density derived from the fifth nearest neighbour of each galaxy, with convenient luminosity thresholds to characterise environment in both surveys in a consistent way. Read More

2005Oct
Affiliations: 1Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, 2Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina, 3Observatorio Astronomico de la Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina, 4Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio, Argentina
Category: Astrophysics

We carried out a statistical analysis of galaxy pairs in hydrodynamical Lambda-CDM simulations. We focused on the triggering of star formation by interactions and analysed the enhancement of star formation activity in terms of orbital parameters. By comparing to a suitable sample of simulated galaxies without a nearby companion, we find that close encounters (r<30 kpc/h) may effectively induce star formation. Read More

2005Sep
Affiliations: 1IAFE-Buenos Aires, 2IAFE-Buenos Aires, 3MPA-Garching, 4MPA-Garching
Category: Astrophysics

We investigate the generation of galactic outflows by supernova feedback in the context of SPH cosmological simulations. We use a modified version of the code GADGET-2 which includes chemical enrichment and energy feedback by Supernova. We find that energy feedback plays a fundamental role in the evolution of galaxies, heating up the cold material in the centre of the haloes and triggering outflows which efficiently transport gas from the centre to the outskirts of galaxies. Read More

2005Sep
Affiliations: 1Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2IAFE, Buenos Aires, 3IATE, Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba, 4IAFE, Buenos Aires
Category: Astrophysics

We investigate the star formation activity in galaxy pairs in chemical hydrodynamical simulations consistent with a Lambda-CDM scenario. A statistical analysis of the effects of galaxy interactions on the star formation activity as a function of orbital parameters shows that close encounters (r < 30 kpc/h) can be effectively correlated with an enhancement of star formation activity with respect to galaxies without a close companion. Our results suggest that the stability properties of systems are also relevant in this process. Read More

2005Aug

We study the mass-metallicity relation of galactic systems with stellar masses larger than 10^9 Mo in Lambda-CDM scenarios by using chemical hydrodynamical simulations. We find that this relation arises naturally as a consequence of the formation of the structure in a hierarchical scenario. The hierarchical building up of the structure determines a characteristic stellar mass at M_c ~10^10. Read More

By using cosmological simulations, we studied the effects of galaxy interactionson the star formation activity in the local Universe. We selected galaxy pairs from the 3D galaxy distribution according to a proximity criterion. The 2D galaxy catalog was constructed by projecting the 3D total galaxy distribution and then selecting projected galaxy pairs. Read More

We analyse the effects of galaxy interactions on star formation in groups and clusters of galaxies with virial masses in the range $10^{13} - 10 ^{15} M_{\odot}$. We find a trend for galaxy-galaxy interactions to be less efficient in triggering star formation in high density regions in comparison with galaxies with no close companion. However, we obtain the same relative projected distance and relative radial velocity thresholds for the triggering of significant star formation activity ($r_p \sim 25 h^{-1} $ kpc and $\Delta V \sim 100 {\rm km s^{-1}}$) as found in the field. Read More