Galactic Chemical Dynamics
We are developing multidimensional computer simulations of the
origin and evolution of galaxies. These include hydrodynamic
simulations of various gas components and N-body simulations
of the stellar populations. These simulations are being used
to study various galaxy formation and evolution scenarios.
We also study galactic abundance gradients and constraints on
the history of star formation and the stellar initial mass function.
and the origin of globular clusters.
- G. Malinie, D. H. Hartmann, and G. J. Mathews, "Inhomogeneous Halo
Collapse and Early Galactic Chemical Evolution: Globular Cluster Metallicities,"
Astrophys. J., 376, 520 (1991).
- S. Charlot, F. Ferrari, G. J. Mathews, and J. Silk, "Truncated Initial Mass
Function in Starburst Galaxies", Astrophys. J., L57 (1993).
- S. Lee, D. N. Schramm, G. J. Mathews, ''A Merger Model and
Globular Cluster Formation,'' Astrophysical Journal, Submitted (1994)
- Y. Yoshii, G. J. Mathews, T. Kajino, "Beryllium and Boron
Nucleosynthesis and New Interstellar Accretion,''
Astrophysical Journal, in press (1994)
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