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A new vantage point on how gas flows regulate the build-up of galaxies in the early universe

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city: MILANO
postcode: 20126

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 1˙499˙557 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙557 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-02-01   to  2023-01-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM UK (DURHAM) participant 592˙524.00


 Project objective

Galaxies reside within a web of gas that feeds the formation of new stars. Following star formation, galaxies eject some of their gas reservoir back into this cosmic web. This proposal addresses the fundamental questions of how these inflows and outflows regulate the evolution of galaxies. My research team will tackle two key problems: 1) how gas accretion regulates the build-up of galaxies; 2) how efficiently outflows are in removing gas from star-forming regions. To characterise these flows across five billion years of cosmic history, we will pursue cutting-edge research on the halo gas, which is the material around the central galaxies, within dark matter halos. We will focus on scales ranging from a few kiloparsecs, where outflows originate, up to hundreds of kiloparsecs from galaxies, where inflows and outflows have visible impacts on halos. We will attack this problem using both simulations and observations with the largest telescopes on the ground and in space. With novel applications of absorption spectroscopy, we will gain a new vantage point on the astrophysics of these gas flows. Exploiting unprecedented datasets that I am currently assembling thanks to ground-breaking developments in instrumentation, we will directly connect the properties of halo gas to those of the central galaxies, investigating the impact that the baryonic processes probed in absorption have on galaxies seen in emission. In parallel, using new hydrodynamic simulations and radiative transfer calculations, we will go beyond present state-of-the-art methodologies to unveil the theory behind the origin of these gas flows, a crucial aspect to decode the physics probed by our observations. As a result of this powerful synergy between observations and simulations, this programme will provide the most advanced analysis of the impact that inflows and outflows have on galaxy evolution, shaping the direction of future work at 40m telescopes and the next generation of cosmological simulations.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 H. Umehata, M. Fumagalli, I. Smail, Y. Matsuda, A. M. Swinbank, S. Cantalupo, C. Sykes, R. J. Ivison, C. C. Steidel, A. E. Shapley, J. Vernet, T. Yamada, Y. Tamura, M. Kubo, K. Nakanishi, M. Kajisawa, B. Hatsukade, K. Kohno
Gas filaments of the cosmic web located around active galaxies in a protocluster
published pages: 97-100, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw5949
Science 366/6461 2020-03-06
2019 Michele Fumagalli
Thirsty galaxies thriving on gas streams
published pages: 796-797, ISSN: 2397-3366, DOI: 10.1038/s41550-019-0812-1
Nature Astronomy 3/9 2020-03-06
2019 M Fossati, M Fumagalli, E K Lofthouse, V D’Odorico, E Lusso, S Cantalupo, R J Cooke, S Cristiani, F Haardt, S L Morris, C Peroux, L J Prichard, M Rafelski, I Smail, T Theuns
The MUSE Ultra Deep Field (MUDF). II. Survey design and the gaseous properties of galaxy groups at 0.5 < z < 1.5
published pages: 1451-1469, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz2693
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 490/1 2020-03-06
2019 Emma K Lofthouse, Michele Fumagalli, Matteo Fossati, John M O’Meara, Michael T Murphy, Lise Christensen, J Xavier Prochaska, Sebastiano Cantalupo, Richard M Bielby, Ryan J Cooke, Elisabeta Lusso, Simon L Morris
MUSE Analysis of Gas around Galaxies (MAGG) - I: Survey design and the environment of a near pristine gas cloud at z ≈ 3.5.
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz3066
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2020-03-06
2019 George D. Becker, Max Pettini, Marc Rafelski, Valentina D’Odorico, Elisa Boera, Lise Christensen, Guido Cupani, Sara L. Ellison, Emanuele Paolo Farina, Michele Fumagalli, Sebastian López, Marcel Neeleman, Emma V. Ryan-Weber, Gábor Worseck
The Evolution of O i over 3.2 < z < 6.5: Reionization of the Circumgalactic Medium
published pages: 163, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab3eb5
The Astrophysical Journal 883/2 2020-03-06
2019 Pavel Jáchym, Jeffrey D. P. Kenney, Ming Sun, Françoise Combes, Luca Cortese, Tom C. Scott, Suresh Sivanandam, Elias Brinks, Elke Roediger, Jan Palouš, Michele Fumagalli
ALMA Unveils Widespread Molecular Gas Clumps in the Ram Pressure Stripped Tail of the Norma Jellyfish Galaxy
published pages: 145, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab3e6c
The Astrophysical Journal 883/2 2020-03-06
2018 A. Boselli, M. Fossati, G. Consolandi, P. Amram, C. Ge, M. Sun, J. P. Anderson, S. Boissier, M. Boquien, V. Buat, D. Burgarella, L. Cortese, P. Côté, J. C. Cuillandre, P. Durrell, B. Epinat, L. Ferrarese, M. Fumagalli, L. Galbany, G. Gavazzi, J. A. Gómez-López, S. Gwyn, G. Hensler, H. Kuncarayakti, M. Marcelin, C. Mendes de Oliveira, B. C. Quint, J. Roediger, Y. Roehlly, S. F. Sanchez, R. Sanc
A Virgo Environmental Survey Tracing Ionised Gas Emission (VESTIGE)
published pages: A164, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833914
Astronomy & Astrophysics 620 2020-01-28
2019 Matteo Fossati, Michele Fumagalli, Giuseppe Gavazzi, Guido Consolandi, Alessandro Boselli, Masafumi Yagi, Ming Sun, David J Wilman
MUSE sneaks a peek at extreme ram-pressure stripping events – IV. Hydrodynamic and gravitational interactions in the Blue Infalling Group
published pages: 2212-2228, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz136
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 484/2 2020-01-28
2019 R M Bielby, J P Stott, F Cullen, T M Tripp, J N Burchett, M Fumagalli, S L Morris, N Tejos, R A Crain, R G Bower, J X Prochaska
Quasar Sightline and Galaxy Evolution (QSAGE) survey – I. The galaxy environment of O  vi absorbers up to z  = 1.4 around PKS 0232−04
published pages: 21-41, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz774
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486/1 2020-01-28
2018 G Ashworth, Michele Fumagalli, Angela Adamo, Mark R Krumholz
Theoretical predictions for IMF diagnostics in UV spectroscopy of star clusters
published pages: 3091-3104, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2058
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 480/3 2020-01-28
2019 Louise Welsh, Ryan Cooke, Michele Fumagalli
Modelling the chemical enrichment of Population III supernovae: The origin of the metals in near-pristine gas clouds.
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1526
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2020-01-28
2018 F. Arrigoni Battaia, Chian-Chou Chen, M. Fumagalli, Zheng Cai, G. Calistro Rivera, Jiachuan Xu, I. Smail, J. X. Prochaska, Yujin Yang, C. De Breuck
Overdensity of submillimeter galaxies around the z ≃ 2.3 MAMMOTH-1 nebula
published pages: A202, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834195
Astronomy & Astrophysics 620 2020-01-28
2018 K Grasha, D Calzetti, A Adamo, R C Kennicutt, B G Elmegreen, M Messa, D A Dale, K Fedorenko, S Mahadevan, E K Grebel, M Fumagalli, H Kim, C L Dobbs, D A Gouliermis, G Ashworth, J S Gallagher, L J Smith, M Tosi, B C Whitmore, E Schinnerer, D Colombo, A Hughes, A K Leroy, S E Meidt
The spatial relation between young star clusters and molecular clouds in M51 with LEGUS
published pages: 4707-4723, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3424
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 483/4 2020-01-28
2019 E Lusso, M Fumagalli, M Fossati, R Mackenzie, R M Bielby, F Arrigoni Battaia, S Cantalupo, R Cooke, S Cristiani, P Dayal, V D’Odorico, F Haardt, E Lofthouse, S Morris, C Peroux, L Prichard, M Rafelski, R Simcoe, M Swinbank, T Theuns
The MUSE Ultra Deep Field (MUDF). I. Discovery of a group of Lyα nebulae associated with a bright z ≈ 3.23 quasar pair
published pages: , ISSN: 1745-3933, DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slz032
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 2020-01-28
2018 Elisabeta Lusso, Michele Fumagalli, Marc Rafelski, Marcel Neeleman, Jason X. Prochaska, Joseph F. Hennawi, John M. O’Meara, Tom Theuns
The Spectral and Environment Properties of z ∼ 2.0–2.5 Quasar Pairs
published pages: 41, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aac514
The Astrophysical Journal 860/1 2020-01-28
2018 Ryan J. Cooke, Michele Fumagalli
Measurement of the primordial helium abundance from the intergalactic medium
published pages: 957-961, ISSN: 2397-3366, DOI: 10.1038/s41550-018-0584-z
Nature Astronomy 2/12 2020-01-28
2018 Mathilde Jauzac, Guillaume Mahler, Alastair C Edge, Keren Sharon, Steven Gillman, Harald Ebeling, David Harvey, Johan Richard, Stephen L Hamer, Michele Fumagalli, A Mark Swinbank, Jean-Paul Kneib, Richard Massey, Philippe Salomé
The core of the massive cluster merger MACS J0417.5−1154 as seen by VLT/MUSE
published pages: 3082-3097, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3312
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 483/3 2020-01-28
2019 Calvin Sykes, Michele Fumagalli, Ryan Cooke, Tom Theuns, Alejandro Benítez-Llambay
Fluorescent rings in star-free dark matter haloes
published pages: 609-621, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1234
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 487/1 2020-01-28
2018 K Grasha, D Calzetti, L Bittle, K E Johnson, J Donovan Meyer, R C Kennicutt, B G Elmegreen, A Adamo, M R Krumholz, M Fumagalli, E K Grebel, D A Gouliermis, D O Cook, J S Gallagher, A Aloisi, D A Dale, S Linden, E Sacchi, D A Thilker, R A M Walterbos, M Messa, A Wofford, L J Smith
Connecting young star clusters to CO molecular gas in NGC 7793 with ALMA–LEGUS
published pages: 1016-1027, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2154
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 481/1 2020-01-28
2018 J.-K. Krogager, P. Noterdaeme, J. M. O’Meara, M. Fumagalli, J. P. U. Fynbo, J. X. Prochaska, J. Hennawi, S. Balashev, F. Courbin, M. Rafelski, A. Smette, P. Boissé
Dissecting cold gas in a high-redshift galaxy using a lensed background quasar
published pages: A142, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833608
Astronomy & Astrophysics 619 2020-01-28
2019 A. Furniss, G. Worseck, M. Fumagalli, C. A. Johnson, D. A. Williams, P. Pontrelli, J. X. Prochaska
Spectroscopic Redshift of the Gamma-Ray Blazar B2 1215+30 from Ly α Emission
published pages: 41, ISSN: 1538-3881, DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aaf28b
The Astronomical Journal 157/2 2020-01-28
2018 Davide Caruso, Francesco Haardt, Michele Fumagalli, Sebastiano Cantalupo
MCMC determination of the cosmic UV background at z ≃ 0 from H α fluorescence
published pages: 2833-2837, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2956
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 482/2 2020-01-28
2019 D O Cook, J C Lee, A Adamo, H Kim, R Chandar, B C Whitmore, A Mok, J E Ryon, D A Dale, D Calzetti, J E Andrews, A Aloisi, G Ashworth, S N Bright, T M Brown, C Christian, M Cignoni, G C Clayton, R da Silva, S E de Mink, C L Dobbs, B G Elmegreen, D M Elmegreen, A S Evans, M Fumagalli, J S Gallagher, D A Gouliermis, K Grasha, E K Grebel, A Herrero, D A Hunter, E I Jensen, K E Johnson, L Kahre, R C
Star cluster catalogues for the LEGUS dwarf galaxies
published pages: 4897-4919, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz331
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 484/4 2020-01-28
2018 P Frédéric Robert, Michael T Murphy, John M O’Meara, Neil H M Crighton, Michele Fumagalli
Exploring the origins of a new, apparently metal-free gas cloud at z  = 4.4
published pages: 2736-2747, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3287
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 483/2 2020-01-28
2018 Mark R Krumholz, Angela Adamo, Michele Fumagalli, Daniela Calzetti
slug IV: a novel forward-modelling method to derive the demographics of star clusters
published pages: 3550-3566, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2896
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 482/3 2020-01-28
2019 Ruari Mackenzie, Michele Fumagalli, Tom Theuns, David J Hatton, Thibault Garel, Sebastiano Cantalupo, Lise Christensen, Johan P U Fynbo, Nissim Kanekar, Palle Møller, John O’Meara, J Xavier Prochaska, Marc Rafelski, Tom Shanks, James Trayford
Linking gas and galaxies at high redshift: MUSE surveys the environments of six damped Lyα systems at z ≈ 3
published pages: 5070-5096, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1501
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 487/4 2020-01-28

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