The Three Hundred project: a large catalogue of theoretically modelled galaxy clusters for cosmological and astrophysical applications

Cui, Weiguang and Knebe, Alexander and Yepes, Gustavo and Pearce, Frazer and Power, Chris and Dave, Romeel and Arth, Alexander and Borgani, Stefano and Dolag, Klaus and Elahi, Pascal and Mostoghiu, Robert and Murante, Giuseppe and Rasia, Elena and Stoppacher, Doris and Vega-Ferrero, Jesus and Wang, Yang and Yang, Xiaohu and Benson, Andrew and Cora, Sofía A and Croton, Darren J and Sinha, Manodeep and Stevens, Adam R H and Vega-Martínez, Cristian A and Arthur, Jake and Baldi, Anna S and Cañas, Rodrigo and Cialone, Giammarco and Cunnama, Daniel and De Petris, Marco and Durando, Giacomo and Ettori, Stefano and Gottlöber, Stefan and Nuza, Sebastián E and Old, Lyndsay J and Pilipenko, Sergey and Sorce, Jenny G and Welker, Charlotte (2018) The Three Hundred project: a large catalogue of theoretically modelled galaxy clusters for cosmological and astrophysical applications. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480 (3). pp. 2898-2915. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

We introduce the The Three Hundred project, an endeavour to model 324 large galaxy clusters with full-physics hydrodynamical re-simulations. Here we present the dataset and study the differences to observations for fundamental galaxy cluster properties and scaling relations. We find that the modelled galaxy clusters are generally in reasonable agreement with observations with respect to baryonic fractions and gas scaling relations at redshift z = 0. However, there are still some (model-dependent) differences, such as central galaxies being too massive, and galaxy colours (g − r) being bluer (about 0.2 dex lower at the peak position) than in observations. The agreement in gas scaling relations down to 1013 h−1M⊙ between the simulations indicates that particulars of the sub-grid modelling of the baryonic physics only has a weak influence on these relations. We also include – where appropriate – a comparison to three semi-analytical galaxy formation models as applied to the same underlying dark matter only simulation. All simulations and derived data products are publicly available.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society following peer review.
Keywords: galaxies: clusters: general; Galaxies: general; Galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium; Galaxies: haloes
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2111
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 09:50
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 09:53
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/54159

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