Galaxies merger

Merger of two spiral galaxies over the period 860 to 1400 million years. For the first 480 million years of evolution see the group members page. Calculated with the Phantom code by J. Rocha (2019)

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BOOKS


"The Role of Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall?", Miguel A. de Avillez (Ed.), EAS Publications Series, Vol. 56, EDP Sciences.
ISBN: 978-2-7598-0787-1 (2012)


"From Observations to Self-Consistent Modelling of ther ISM in Galaxies", Miguel A. de Avillez, & Dieter Breitschwerdt (Eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
ISBN: 1-4020-19390-4 (2004)


PAPERS IN PREPARATION

"Numerical study of parabolic and elliptic tidal disruption events by the super massive black hole Sgr A*", Rocha, J., & de Avillez, M.A., 2019; to be submitted to the Astrophysical Journal.

"The electron distribution in the Galactic disk - Results from a Photo-collisional non-equilibrium ionization evolution model of the ISM",
Anela, G., de Avillez, M., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2019; To be submitted to the Astronomy & Astrophysics

"Collisional + Photo Ionization Plasma Emission Software (CPIPES)", de Avillez, M.A., 2019, to be submitted to Computer Physics Communications

"Monte-Carlo Simulations of the Energy Degradation by Secondary Electrons"
, de Avillez, M.A. 2019; To be submitted to The Astrophysical Journal


PAPERS WITH MORE THAN 130 CITATIONS (NASA/Abstract Data Service)

"Global Dynamical Evolution of the ISM in Star Forming Galaxies - I. High Resolution HD and MHD Simulations: Effect of the Magnetic Field", de Avillez M. A., & Breitschwerdt D. 2005 A&A, 436, 585 (260 citations)

"COrE (Cosmic Origins Explorer) - A White Paper", The COrE Collaboration: Armitage-Caplan, C., Avillez, M.A., Barbosa, D., et al. 2011, ArXiv 1192.2181T (208 citations)

"Disc-halo interaction - I. Three-dimensional evolution of the Galactic disc", de Avillez M. A., 200, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 315, 479 (166 citations)

"Volume filling factors of the ISM phases in star forming galaxies. I. The role of the disk-halo interaction", de Avillez M. A., & Breitschwerdt D. 2004, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 425, 899 (153 citations)

"Mixing Timescales in a Supernova-driven Interstellar Medium", de Avillez M.A., & Mac-Low, M., 2002, The Astrophysical Journal, 581, 1047 (140 citations)

"PRISM (Polarized Radiation Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission): An extended white paper", PRISM Collaboration: Andre, P., Baccigalupi, C., Banday, A., et al. 2014, JCAP, 2, 6 (135 citations)

"PRISM (Polarized Radiation Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission): A White Paper on the Ultimate Polarimetric Spectro-Imaging of the Microwave and Far-Infrared Sky", PRISM Collaboration: Andre, P., Baccigalupi, C., Banday, A., et al. 2013, ArXiv 1306.2259P (135 citations)


PAPERS

"Relativistic electron impact ionization cross sections of carbon ions and application to an optically thin plasma", de Avillez, M. A., Guerra, M., Santos, J. P., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2019, Astronomy & Astrophysics (in press) DOI:10.1051/0004-6361/201935337

"Temperature-averaged and total free-free Gaunt factors for kappa and Maxwellian distributions of electrons", de Avillez, M.A., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2018, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 620, C1. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526104e

"Variability of the adiabatic parameter in monoatomic thermal and non-thermal plasmas", de Avillez, M. A., Anela, G., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2018, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 616, A58. DOI:10.1051/0004-6361/201832948reitschwerdt

"Deep XMM-Newton Observations of the Northern Disc of M31 I: Source Catalogue", Sasaki, M., Haberl, F., & Henze, M., , de Avillez, M. A. et al. 2018, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 620, A28

"Exploring cosmic origins with CORE: Survey requirements and mission design", Delabrouille, J., de Bernardis, P., & Bouchet, F. R., , de Avillez M. A. et al. 2018, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 04, Art. Id. 014. DOI:10.1088/1475-7516/2018/04/014

"Non-relativistic Free-Free Emission due to the n-distribution of Electrons -Radiative Cooling and Thermally Averaged and Total Gaunt Factors", de Avillez, M.A., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2017, The Astrophysical Journal Supplemental Series, 232, 12. DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/aa850a  

"Impact of Supernovae on the Interstellar Medium and the Heliosphere", Breitschwerdt, D., Tautz, R.C., & de Avillez, M.A, 2017, Handbook of Supernovae, p. 2359, Springer International Publishing AG., ISBN: 978-3-319-21845-8

"The locations of recent supernovae near the Sun from modelling 60Fe transport"
, Breitschwerdt, D., Feige, J, Schulreich, J., de Avillez, M. A., Dettbarn, C., & Fuchs, B., 2016, Nature, 532, 73

"Temperature averaged and total free-free Gaunt factors for k and Maxwellian distributions of electrons"
, de Avillez, M.A., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2015, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 580, A124

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PRISM (Polarized Radiation Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission): an extended white paper", Andre, P., Baccigalupi, C., Banday, A., Barbosa, D., et al., 2014, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 02, 6. DOI:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/02/006

"Consequences of Starbursts for the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium", Breitschwerdt, D., de Avillez, M., & Dorfi, E., 2013, in "Cosmic-ray Induced Phenomenology in Star-formation Environments", Astrophysics & Space Science Proceedings Series (Springer-Verlag), Vol 34, 91 (Invited review) DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-35410-6_8

"Simulations of the ISM: Overview of Models", de Avillez, M.A., Breitschwerdt, D., Asgekar, A., & Spitoni, E., in "Modern Views of the Interstellar Medium", Y-H Chu (Ed.), Highlights in Astronomy, Cambridge University Press. (Invited overview; In press)

"The Diagnostic OVI Absorption Line in Diffuse Plasmas: Comparison of Non-equilibrium Ionization Structure Simulations to FUSE Data", de Avillez, M.A., & Breitschwerdt, D., The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 761(2), L19. DOI:10.1088/2041-8205/761/2/L19

"Time-dependent cooling in astrophysical plasmas: The Non-equilibrium Ionization Structure of the Interstellar Medium and X-ray Emission at Low Temperatures", de Avillez, M.A., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2012, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 756(1), L3
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OI:10.1088/2041-8205/756/1/L3

"Interstellar Medium Simulations", Breitschwerdt, D., de Avillez, M.A., Feige, J., & Dettbarn, C., 2012, Astronomische Nachrichten
, 333, 486. DOI:10.1002/asna.201211692

"The Electronic Distribution in the Galactic Disk - Results From a Non-equilibrium Ionization Model of the ISM", de Avillez, M.A.,
Asgekar, A., Breitschwerdt, D., & Spitoni, E., 2012, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 423, L107 (Letter). DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2012.01267.x

"Non-Equilibrium Ionization Modeling of the Local Bubble (I) - Tracing CIV, NV and OVI Ions", de Avillez, M.A., & Breitschwerdt, D., 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 539, L1 (Letter). DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117172.

"Theory and Models of the Disk-Halo Connection. Modelling the Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxies", Breitschwerdt, D., de Avillez, M. A., Baumgartner, V., & Dogiel, V. A., 2012, in "The Role of the Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall?", M. de Avillez (Ed.), EAS Publications Series, 56, 333. (Invited review) DOI:10.1051/eas/1256055

"E(A+M)PEC - An OpenCL Atomic & Molecular Plasma Emission Code For ISM Simulations",
de Avillez, M.A., Spitoni, E., & Breitschwerdt, D., in "Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools and Outcomes", R. Capuzzo-Dolcetta, M. Limongi, & A. Tornambe
(Eds.), ASP Conf. Proc., 453, 341.

"A Non-Equilibriuim Ionization Model of the Local and Loop I Bubbles - Tracing the OVI Distribution" de Avillez, M.A., Breitschwerdt, D., Spitoni, E., & Carvalho N., in "Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools and Outcomes", R. Capuzzo-Dolcetta, M. Limongi, & A. Tornambe
(Eds.), ASP Conf. Proc., 453, 343.

"Interstellar Reddening in the Local Bubble and Loop I Region: Insight from Stromgren Photometry Analysis and Three-Dimensional Modelling", Reis, W., Corradi, W., de Avillez, M.A., & Santos, P., Astrophysical Journal, 734, 8.

"COrE (Cosmic Origins Explorer) A White Paper", The COrE Collaboration:
Armitage-Caplan, C., de Avillez, M., Barbosa, D., Banday, A., Bartolo, N., Battye, R., Bernard, JP., de Bernardis, P., Basak, S., and 65 coauthors, 2011, Arxiv: 1102.2181 [Astro-ph.CO]


"The Generation and Dissipation of Interstellar Turbulence - Results from Large Scale High Resolution Simulations", de Avillez, M. A., & Breitschwerdt, D., The Astrophysical Journal, 665, L35 (Letter)


"Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): X-Ray Imaging Spectroscopy of M33SNR 21, the Brightest X-Ray Supernova Remnant in M33", Gaetz, T. J.; Blair, W. P.; Hughes, J. P.; Winkler, P. F.; Long, K. S.; Pannuti, T. G.; Williams, B.; Edgar, R. J.; Ghavamian, P.; Plucinsky, P. P.; Sasaki, M.; Kirshner, R. P.; de Avillez, M.; Breitschwerdt, D., The Astrophysical Journal, 663, 234


"Modelling the Turbulent Interstellar Medium in Disk Galaxies Including the Disk-Halo Circulation", de Avillez, M. & Breitschwerdt, D., EAS Publications Series, 23, 87

"Dynamical Evolution of a Supernova Driven Turbulent Interstellar Medium", de Avillez M., & Breitschwerdt D.,in IAU Symposium 237 "Triggered Star Formation in a Turbulent ISM", Bruce Elmegreen and Jan Palous (eds.), Cambridge University Press (in press) [astro-ph/0610666] (Review paper)

"Remarks on Statistical Properties of the Turbulent Interstellar Medium", de Avillez M., & Breitschwerdt D. 2007, in IAU Symposium 237 "Triggered Star Formation in a Turbulent ISM", Bruce Elmegreen and Jan Palous (eds.), Cambridge University Press (in press) [astro-ph/0611307]

"The Search for the Origin of the Local Bubble Redivivus", Fuchs, B., Breitschwerdt D., de Avillez M., Dettbarn, C., & Flynn, C., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 373, 993.

"The History and Future of the Local and Loop I Bubbles", Breitschwerdt D., & de Avillez M., Astronomy & Astrophysics 452, 1 (Letter)

"UV capabilities to probe the formation of planetary systems: From the ISM to planets", de Castro, A. I. G., Lecavelier, A., de Avillez, M., Linsky, J. L., & Cernicharo, J., Astrophysics & Space Science 303, 33

"Recent Results on Interstellar Turbulence", de Avillez M., & Breitschwerdt D. 2007, in "2005 Past Meets Present in Astronomy and Astrophysics", Proceedings of the 15th Portuguese National Astronomical & Astrophysics Meeting, J. Afonso, N. Santos, A. moitinho and R. Agostinho (eds.), World Scientific, pp. 19-22 [astro-ph/0601228] (Contributed paper)

"Testing Global ISM Models: A Detailed Comparison of OVI Column Densities with FUSE and Copernicus Data", de Avillez M., & Breitschwerdt D. 2005, ApJ, 634, L55 (Letter) [astro-ph/0510291]

"Global Dynamical Evolution of the ISM in Star Forming Galaxies - I. High Resolution HD and MHD Simulations: Effect of the Magnetic Field", de Avillez M. A., & Breitschwerdt D. 2005 A&A, 436, 585

"The Distribution of Pressures in a Supernova-Driven Interstellar Medium - I. Magnetized Medium", Mac Low M.-M., Balsara D., Kim J., de Avillez M. A. 2005, ApJ, 626, 864 [Astro-ph/0410734]

"Global MHD Modelling of the ISM - From large scale driving to small scale turbulence", de Avillez M., & Breitschwerdt D. 2005, in "The Magnetized Plasma in Galaxy Evolution", eds. K. T. Chyzy, R.-J. Dettmar, K. Otmianowska-Mazur & M. Soida, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2005, p. 66-73 (Review paper)

"Overview of the ISM Phases: Evolution of Large and Small Scale Structures in 3D High-resolution HD and MHD Simulations", Breitschwerdt D., & de Avillez M. 2005, in "The Magnetized Plasma in Galaxy Evolution", eds. K. T. Chyzy, R.-J. Dettmar, K. Otmianowska-Mazur & M. Soida, Jagiellonian University, Poland, in press (Overview paper)

"Disk-Halo-Disk Circulation and the Evolution of the ISM - 3D HD and MHD Adaptive Mesh Refinement Simulations", de Avillez M., & Breitschwerdt D. 2005, in "The Young Local Universe", XXXIXth Rencontres de Moriond, eds. T. Montmerle, A. Chalabaev, J. Tran Thanh Van, World Press. (Review Paper)

"Keynote Lecture: Galactic and Extragalactic Bubbles", Breitschwerdt D., de Avillez M., & Freyberg, M. J. 2005, in "The Young Local Universe", XXXIXth Rencontres de Moriond, eds. T. Montmerle, A. Chalabaev, J. Tran Thanh Van, World Press. (Keynote Paper) [astro-ph/0501586]

"OVI Column Density Distribution in the Local Bubble - Results from 3D Adaptive Mesh Refinement Simulations", de Avillez M., A., & Breitschwerdt 2005, in "Astrophysics in the Far Ultraviolet - Five years of discovery with FUSE",  G. Sonneborn, W. Moos, & B.-G. Andersson (eds.), ASP Conf. [astro-ph/0501466] (Contributed paper)