How to model the Universe in N easy steps (N>>1)

Wednesday 27 Apr 2022 @ 12:00 p.m., David Caro building, Level 7 Conference Room (+Zoom)
Prof. Darren Croton, Swinburne University; Email: dcroton[at]


Much progress has been made in recent years in our understanding of the co-evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes, and their connection to the underlying large-scale dark matter structure. In this talk I will discuss simulation and modelling techniques that bridge theories of galaxy and black hole formation with the properties of observed galaxy populations. In addition, I will discuss a number of open questions important for extra-galactic astronomy and cosmology, and explain how future large-scale surveys and galaxy formation models may jointly address them.