Laura Sales

My research focuses on understanding the assembly of galaxies within the cosmological framework. I am particularly interested in the context and broad range of physical processes that drive the formation of galaxies; such as cosmology, gravitational dynamics and hydrodynamics, gas cooling, heating and shocks, star formation, metal enrichment and radiative processes. I take a numerical/theoretical approach at this by working daily with high resolution N-body and hydrodynamical simulations that explore the formation of galaxies.

Reasons for Visit: 
Kavli Visiting Scholar
Research Interests: 
Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Dynamical modeling of galaxies, Dwarf galaxies, Milky Way and Local Group cosmology, Nature of feedback, Physics of the ISM, Hydrodynamics, Numerical simulations
Period of stay: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017
Home Institute: 
University of California Riverside