The Hydrangea Project, led by Yannick Bahé and involving researchers in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain, is a large suite of 24 simulations of massive galaxy clusters run with the same code as used for the EAGLE project. These simulations employ the so-called “zoom-in” technique, which focuses computing power on a relatively small region (with a diameter approximately 100 million light years). This core region was carefully selected to contain a massive galaxy cluster, within a total volume that is many thousand times larger.
The initial paper for “The Hydrangea Project” has been published as Bahé et al. 2017. For more information please visit MPA’s monthly highlight article or GCS’s project description page or contact Yannick Bahé.