Galaxy Formation & Evolution
Observations reveal a rich diversity of galaxies around us. However, achieving a theoretical understanding of how such a diverse group of objects is created and evolves has proved to be challenging. TA scientists have been instrumental in understanding the pivotal role radiative feedback from a central super-massive black hole plays in galactic evolution. TA scientists are running numerical simulations to understand the effects mergers have on galactic morphology. They are making predictions for the structure and distribution of the first galaxies in the Universe and are trying to understand the evolution of these galaxies from their conception until today.
Lars Hernquist, Abraham Loeb