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Sophie Koudmani

Sophie Koudmani

PhD student

Galaxy Formation

Active Galactic Nuclei

Hydrodynamical Simulations

Obs O15
Office Phone: (01223) 766669


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)

Research Interests

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.


Galaxy formation and evolution

Key Publications

A little FABLE: exploring AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies with cosmological simulations; Sophie Koudmani, Nicholas A. Henden and Debora Sijacki (submitted to 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]

KICC Annual Report 2019

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Galaxies in the Infant Universe Were Surprisingly Mature

Oct 27, 2020

Massive galaxies were already much more mature in the early universe than previously expected. This was shown by an international team of astronomers—including researchers from the Kavli Institute for Cosmology (KICC) and the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) — who studied 118 distant galaxies with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

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