ASIAA Summer Students Program
ASIAA Summer Student Program 2024
July 1 - August 30

2024 Project Description

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Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Astrophysical Simulations II. Formation of the First Stars and Galaxies

Computational Astrophysics
High-Energy Astrophysics
Theoretical Astrophysics


Ken Chen
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Task Description and Goals

This project is to study the formation of the first galaxies in the early universe by carrying out sophisticated cosmological simulations. Recent results from numerical and analytical studies suggest that the first galaxies formed about several hundred million years after the Big Bang. Modern telescopes are approaching to the detection of the first galaxies. However, theoretical studies barely reach the degree of sophistication to provide meaningful predictions, because the models suffer from the difficulties of considering different spacial scales and physical processes. One of the key challenges is to understand the radiation and chemical feedback from the first stars and supernovae (SNe) during the assembly of the first galaxies. Therefore, we plan to use cosmological simulations including relevant physics to address this problem. The goal of this project is to understand the formation process of the first galaxies. Please refer to my group website for more information: Ken's Group

Required Background

1. Passion for astrophysical research 2. Hard working

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