case western reserve university



The environments of galaxies as triggers for star formation 'quenching'

Darren Croton (Berkeley)

I will discuss recent theoretical progress towards understanding the evolution of massive galaxies in a cosmological context, using models of galaxy formation that include the influence of feedback effects such as quasar winds and lower luminosity AGN heating. In particular, I will explore the possible environmental dependencies for star formation quenching, and discuss the interesting constraints that these may place on galaxy formation models.