The BlueTides Simulation: First Galaxies and Reionization

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Feng, Yu; Di-Matteo, Tiziana; Croft, Rupert A; Bird, Simeon; Battaglia, Nicholas; Wilkins, Stephen;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv2484
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

We introduce the BlueTides simulation and report initial results for the luminosity functions of the first galaxies and AGN, and their contribution to reionization. BlueTides was run on the BlueWaters cluster at NCSA from $z=99$ to $z=8.0$ and includes 2$\times$7040$^3$... View more