Laura Sales

Dr. Laura Sales's research focuses on understanding the assembly of galaxies within the cosmological framework. She is 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. She takes 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. Host: Eric Peng.
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