High resolution hydrodynamical simulation of Milky Way type galaxies
As part of my PhD I am running high-resolution hydrodynamical simulations of analogues of our own Milky Way. These simulations are state of the art in terms of resolution and modelling technique. The resulting galaxies show surprisingly thin discs of stars and spiral arms of young stars. The simulation volume is furthermore filled with a wealth of smaller satellite galaxies well in agreement with the Milky Way's companions. More information can soon be found in my recent paper.