Invited talk (I0.1) Matthieu Schaller ()
Cosmological simulations of galaxy formation: background and recent advancementsOver the last decade, numerical simulations have become a key component of the research in galaxy formation. Many groups around the world have now produced virtual universes with more and more processes being simulated and more and more realism being achieved, For instance, thanks to simulations the importance of key processes such as efficient stellar feedback or the accretion onto supermassive black holes has been established. Such simulations are now routinely used to help interpret observational datasets, make theoretical predictions or design survey strategies.
In this talk I will review some of the key results of the last decade and give an overview of the different techniques used in the field. I will also discuss the current challenges and present some directions for the future.