Creating new scheme for self-interacting dark matter in the code swift. The goal is to understand the nature of the dark matter particle and its signature on the galaxy formation process. To this end I am creating cosmological simulations of galaxy formation with self-interacting dark matter. See recent paper on this project.
I have been designing various state-of-the-art algorithms to produce the next generation of cosmological simulations of galaxy formation as member of the COLIBRE collaboration (PI Prof. Joop Schaye). I have been focusing in the production and mixing of metals, including heavy elements such as barium and europium.
I am currently analysing the dependence of the galaxy stellar-to-halo mass relation on galaxy morphology. I have been using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 with morphological classifications from Galaxy Zoo, and comparing with the EAGLE cosmological simulation, to draw a coherent physical picture of the different evolutionary paths of discs and ellipticals. I have also been exploring possible scenarios of galaxies undergoing morphological transformation and quenching. See recent papers on the stellar-to-halo mass relation and galaxy quenching.