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The Physics of Galaxy Formation


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Claudia Del P. Lagos
    Pages 1-19
  3. Claudia Del P. Lagos
    Pages 21-38
  4. Claudia Del P. Lagos
    Pages 213-218
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-247

About this book


This thesis addresses two of the central processes which underpin the formation of galaxies: the formation of stars and the injection of energy into the interstellar medium from supernovae, called feedback. In her work Claudia Lagos has completely overhauled the treatment of these processes in simulations of galaxy formation. Her thesis makes two major breakthroughs, and represents the first major steps forward in these areas in more than a decade. Her work has enabled, for the first time, predictions to be made which can be compared against new observations which probe the neutral gas content of galaxies, opening up a completely novel way to constrain the models. The treatment of feedback from supernovae, and how this removes material from the interstellar medium, is also likely to have a lasting impact on the field.

Claudia Lagos Ph.D. thesis was nominated by the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis 2012.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Dr. Claudia Lagos received her PhD in 2012 at the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University. She also received the Keith Nicholas Prize from the Department of Physics, Durham University, for Outstanding overall performance.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Physics of Galaxy Formation
  • Authors Claudia Del P. Lagos
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-01525-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34604-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-01526-2
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cosmology
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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