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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge

Galaxy Formation
Active Galactic Nuclei
Hydrodynamical Simulations


2017 - present: PhD in Astronomy; supervisors: Dr Debora Sijacki & Prof. Martin Haehnelt (IoA & KICC, University of Cambridge)

2013 - 2017: MPhys Physics (New College, University of Oxford)


I am interested in galaxy formation theory, in particular numerical models of active galactic nuclei (AGN). Using the moving mesh code AREPO, I investigate different AGN models with a special focus on how AGN feedback might affect the evolution of dwarf galaxies.


Key publications: 

A little FABLE: exploring AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies with cosmological simulationsSophie Koudmani, Nicholas A. Henden and Debora Sijacki (2021, MNRAS), [ADS] [astro-ph]

Fast and energetic AGN-driven outflows in simulated dwarf galaxiesSophie Koudmani, Debora Sijacki, Martin A. Bourne and Matthew C. Smith (2019, MNRAS), [ADS] [astro-ph]