With grad student Jose Benavides (IATE, Argentina) we looked into mergers happening in and around clusters using the Illustris simulations. These events might be connected to the formation of lenticular galaxies and compact dwarfs.
Using galaxy clusters from the TNG100 cosmological simulations we find that ultra-diffuse galaxies (UDGs) in clusters can have a dual origin: born-UDGs and tidal-UDGs, the latter formed by tidal disruption of more massive normal galaxies.
New NSF grant will fund the study of dwarf galaxies and their dark matter content
Jessica Doppel has returned from her 3-months DAAD exchange Fellowship
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Check our recent paper on ultrafaint dwarfs using FIRE simulations