The impact of assembly bias on the halo occupation in hydrodynamical simulations
Artale, M.C.; Zehavi, I.; Contreras, S.; Norberg, P.
Professor Peder Norberg email@example.com
We investigate the variations in galaxy occupancy of the dark matter haloes with the large-scale environment and halo formation time, using two state-of-the-art hydrodynamical cosmological simulations, EAGLE and Illustris. For both simulations, we use three galaxy samples with a fixed number density ranked by stellar mass. For these samples, we find that low-mass haloes in the most dense environments are more likely to host a central galaxy than those in the least dense environments. When splitting the halo population by formation time, these relations are stronger. Hence, at a fixed low halo mass, early-formed haloes are more likely to host a central galaxy than late-formed haloes since they have had more time to assemble. The satellite occupation shows a reverse trend where early-formed haloes host fewer satellites due to having more time to merge with the central galaxy. We also analyse the stellar mass–halo mass relation for central galaxies in terms of the large-scale environment and formation time of the haloes. We find that low-mass haloes in the most dense environment host relatively more massive central galaxies. This trend is also found when splitting the halo population by age, with early-formed haloes hosting more massive galaxies. Our results are in agreement with previous findings from semi-analytical models, providing robust predictions for the occupancy variation signature in the halo occupation distribution of galaxy formation models.
Artale, M., Zehavi, I., Contreras, S., & Norberg, P. (2018). The impact of assembly bias on the halo occupation in hydrodynamical simulations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480(3), 3978-3992. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2110
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jul 31, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 3, 2018|
|Publication Date||Nov 1, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Sep 24, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 26, 2018|
|Journal||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
|Publisher||Royal Astronomical Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Related Public URLs||https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.06938|
Published Journal Article
This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
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