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Milky Way: structure via live potentials

Duran Camacho, Eva and Duarte Cabral Peretto, Ana ORCID: 2021. Milky Way: structure via live potentials. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 17 , pp. 28-30. 10.1017/S1743921322004902

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We use the AREPO numerical code to model the structure of a Milky Way like galaxy (MW) via a suite of simulations composed of a stellar disc and bulge, a dark matter halo, and a gaseous disc under isothermal conditions. For each model, we produce longitude velocity (l-v) maps of the gas surface densities to extract the skeletons of the main features (arms, bar), and the contours defining the terminal velocities of the gas. We compare these with observations via a number of diagnostic tools, and select the model that best reproduces the main observed features of the Milky Way.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1743-9213
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 May 2023
Date of Acceptance: 17 May 2023
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024 15:14

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