Division J Galaxies and Cosmology

Scientific Objectives

Division J focuses on the physics of the Universe and galaxies beyond our Milky Way using theory, simulations, and panchromatic observations. Div J connects across many of the other Divisions and has strong overlap with Div B, Div D, Div G and Div H.

The main themes of Division J include:

  1. Physics and content of the Universe
    The early Universe, cosmological models;
    Baryonic and non-baryonic matter, dark matter and dark energy, origin of gravitational waves
  2. Evolution of structures
    Cosmic backgrounds (CMB, and all backgrounds from radio to gamma-rays);
    Populations of galaxies, galaxy clusters and groups, intergalactic medium, cosmic web
  3. Formation and evolution of galaxies
    Reionization, first objects;
    AGN, starbursts, massive galaxies;
    History of star formation;
    Physics of galaxies at all redshifts, role of the environment.
  4. Spatially resolved galaxies
    Star formation in galaxies, stellar populations;
    Circumgalactic medium; galactic sub-structure
  5. Science and Data Analysis Methods for extra-galactic and cosmological surveys
    Large-scale visualization of galaxies/simulations;
    Data mining, deep and machine learning algorithms

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