I am part of the team of researchers responsible for the IllustrisTNG project. This followup project of the Illustris simulation project consists of very extensive simulation of cosmological structure formation and galaxy formation in unprecedented scope and physical complexity. In short, the simulations start at the (well constrained) early universe and follow the formation of large-scale structure down to galaxy scales over 13 billion years. My particular focus in this simulation project are the demographics of supermassive black holes, located in most massive galaxies in the simulations, as well as the effects of actively gas-accreting supermassive black holes, so-called active galactic nuclei and their imprint on the galaxy population.

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Gas density on large scales from the IllustrisTNG simulation.



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