Lars Hernquist

Mallinckrodt Professor of Astrophysics

Lars Hernquist is a world expert in cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. He has been involved in several large projects, including Illustris, IllustrisTNG, and MilleniumTNG. Lars is primarily interested in the role of stellar and AGN feedback in shaping the present day population of galaxies. Today, he is proud to facilitate an active and socially vibrant group.

Recent news

Trip to MPA in Germany

Lars, Magda, Ana María, Olga, and Jake went to Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching to join MilleniumTNG and "Learning the Universe" collaborations discussions

MillenniumTNG released!

We introduced MillenniumTNG cosmological simulation of a cubic region with 740Mpc on a side

Bars do not always slow down

Angus Beane used SMUGGLE simulations to show that bars do not slow down if a galaxy has a sufficient supply of gas