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dc.contributor.authorGenel, S
dc.contributor.authorFall, SM
dc.contributor.authorHernquist, L
dc.contributor.authorVogelsberger, M
dc.contributor.authorSnyder, GF
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Gomez, V
dc.contributor.authorSijacki, D
dc.contributor.authorSpringel, V
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T10:44:25Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T10:44:25Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2041-8205
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283510
dc.description.abstractWe study the stellar angular momentum of thousands of galaxies in the Illustris cosmological simulation, which captures gravitational and gas dynamics within galaxies, as well as feedback from stars and black holes. We find that the angular momentum of the simulated galaxies matches observations well, and in particular two distinct relations are found for late-type versus early-type galaxies. The relation for late-type galaxies corresponds to the value expected from full conservation of the specific angular momentum generated by cosmological tidal torques. The relation for early-type galaxies corresponds to retention of only ~30% of that, but we find that those early-type galaxies with low angular momentum at z=0 nevertheless reside at high redshift on the late-type relation. Some of them abruptly lose angular momentum during major mergers. To gain further insight, we explore the scaling relations in simulations where the galaxy formation physics is modified with respect to the fiducial model. We find that galactic winds with high mass-loading factors are essential for obtaining the high angular momentum relation typical for late-type galaxies, while AGN feedback largely operates in the opposite direction. Hence, feedback controls the stellar angular momentum of galaxies, and appears to be instrumental for establishing the Hubble sequence.
dc.publisherAmerican Astronomical Society
dc.titleGalactic Angular Momentum in the Illustris Simulation: Feedback and the Hubble Sequence
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2015
prism.publicationNameAstrophysical Journal Letters
prism.volume804
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30873
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1088/2041-8205/804/2/L40
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-05-10
dc.contributor.orcidSijacki, Debora [0000-0002-3459-0438]
dc.identifier.eissn2041-8213
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2015-05-11
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-05-10


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