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Gareth Few

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The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Gigaparsec Scales (2021)
Journal Article
Lee, J., Shin, J., Snaith, O. N., Kim, Y., Few, C. G., Devriendt, J., …Park, C. (2021). The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Gigaparsec Scales. The Astrophysical journal, 908(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abd08b

Horizon Run 5 (HR5) is a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation that captures the properties of the universe on a Gpc scale while achieving a resolution of 1 kpc. Inside the simulation box, we zoom in on a high-resolution cuboid region with a volume... Read More about The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Gigaparsec Scales.

The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Giga-parsec Scales (2020)
Working Paper
Lee, J., Shin, J., Snaith, O. N., Kim, Y., Few, C. G., Devriendt, J., …Park, C. The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Giga-parsec Scales

Horizon Run 5 (HR5) is a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation which captures the properties of the Universe on a Gpc scale while achieving a resolution of 1kpc. Inside the simulation box we zoom-in on a high-resolution cuboid region with a volume o... Read More about The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Giga-parsec Scales.

The time evolution of the Milky Way's oxygen abundance gradient (2018)
Journal Article
Mollá, M., Díaz, Á. I., Cavichia, O., Gibson, B. K., Maciel, W. J., Costa, R. D., …Few, C. G. (2019). The time evolution of the Milky Way's oxygen abundance gradient. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(3), 3071-3088. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2877

© 2018 The Author(s). We study the evolution of oxygen abundance radial gradients as a function of time for the Milky Way Galaxy obtained with our MulChem chemical evolution model. We review the recent data of abundances for different objects observe... Read More about The time evolution of the Milky Way's oxygen abundance gradient.

The role of stellar radial motions in shaping galaxy surface brightness profiles (2017)
Journal Article
Ruiz-Lara, T., Few, C. G., Florido, E., Gibson, B. K., Pérez, I., & Sánchez-Blázquez, P. (2017). The role of stellar radial motions in shaping galaxy surface brightness profiles. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 608, A126. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201731485

Aims. The physics driving features such as breaks observed in galaxy surface brightness (SB) profiles remains contentious. Here, we assess the importance of stellar radial motions in shaping their characteristics. Methods. We use the simulated Milky... Read More about The role of stellar radial motions in shaping galaxy surface brightness profiles.

The Gaia-ESO Survey: matching chemodynamical simulations to observations of the Milky Way (2017)
Journal Article
Thompson, B. B., Few, C. G., Bergemann, M., Gibson, B. K., MacFarlane, B. A., Serenelli, A., …Zaggia, S. (2018). The Gaia-ESO Survey: matching chemodynamical simulations to observations of the Milky Way. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473(1), 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1093/MNRAS/STX2316

The typical methodology for comparing simulated galaxies with observational surveys is usually to apply a spatial selection to the simulation to mimic the region of interest covered by a comparable observational survey sample. In this work, we compar... Read More about The Gaia-ESO Survey: matching chemodynamical simulations to observations of the Milky Way.

The properties, origin and evolution of stellar clusters in galaxy simulations and observations (2016)
Journal Article
Dobbs, C. L., Adamo, A., Few, C. G., Calzetti, D., Dale, D. A., Elmegreen, B. G., …Whitmore, B. (2017). The properties, origin and evolution of stellar clusters in galaxy simulations and observations. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464(3), 3580-3596. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw2200

We investigate the properties and evolution of star particles in two simulations of isolated spiral galaxies, and two galaxies from cosmological simulations. Unlike previous numerical work, where typically each star particle represents one ‘cluster’,... Read More about The properties, origin and evolution of stellar clusters in galaxy simulations and observations.

Testing hydrodynamics schemes in galaxy disc simulations (2016)
Journal Article
Few, C. G., Dobbs, C., Pettitt, A., & Konstandin, L. (2016). Testing hydrodynamics schemes in galaxy disc simulations. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460(4), 4382-4396 . https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw1226

We examine how three fundamentally different numerical hydrodynamics codes follow the evolution of an isothermal galactic disc with an external spiral potential. We compare an adaptive mesh refinement code (RAMSES), a smoothed particle hydrodynamics... Read More about Testing hydrodynamics schemes in galaxy disc simulations.

Origin of the metallicity distribution in the thick disc (2016)
Journal Article
Miranda, M. S., Pilkington, K., Gibson, B. K., Brook, C. B., Sánchez-Blázquez, P., Minchev, I., …Stinson, G. S. (2016). Origin of the metallicity distribution in the thick disc. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 587, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201525789

Using a suite of cosmological chemodynamical disc galaxy simulations, we assess how (a) radial metallicity gradients evolve with scaleheight; (b) the vertical metallicity gradients change through the thick disc; and (c) the vertical gradient of the s... Read More about Origin of the metallicity distribution in the thick disc.

The imprint of satellite accretion on the chemical and dynamical properties of disc galaxies (2016)
Journal Article
Ruiz-Lara, T., Few, C. G., Gibson, B. K., Pérez, I., Florido, E., Minchev, I., & Sánchez-Blázquez, P. (2016). The imprint of satellite accretion on the chemical and dynamical properties of disc galaxies. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 586, A112. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201526470

Aims. We study the effects of the cosmological assembly history on the chemical and dynamical properties of the discs of spiral galaxies as a function of radius. Methods. We made use of the simulated Milky Way mass, fully-cosmological discs from Rams... Read More about The imprint of satellite accretion on the chemical and dynamical properties of disc galaxies.

Feedback from massive stars and gas expulsion from proto-globular clusters (2015)
Journal Article
Calura, F., Few, C. G., Romano, D., & D'Ercole, A. (2015). Feedback from massive stars and gas expulsion from proto-globular clusters. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 814(1), https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/814/1/L14

© 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Globular clusters (GCs) are considerably more complex structures than previously thought, harboring at least two stellar generations that present clearly distinct chemical abundances. Sc... Read More about Feedback from massive stars and gas expulsion from proto-globular clusters.