Supernovae Feedback in Galaxy Formation

Feedback -- from stars and supermassive black holes -- is the bottleneck of our understanding on galaxy formation: it is likely to be critical, but neither the working mechanism nor the impact is clear. Supernovae (SNe), the dominant feedback force associated with stars, is the subject of this thesis. We use high-resolution, 3D hydrodynamic simulations to study: (i) how a SN blast wave imparts energy to a multiphase ISM, (ii) how multiple SNe regulate a multiphase ISM; (iii) how SNe drive galactic outflows. We focus on better understanding the physics, quantifying the impacts, and testing the simulations against observations.

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