HST Theory grant for satellite dwarf galaxies

Space Telescope Science Institute has awarded me, together with fantastic co-investigators Shea Garrison-Kimmel, Phil Hopkins, Cameron Hummels, Sarah Loebman, and Robyn Sanderson, a Hubble Space Telescope Theory grant of $116,000 for Understanding the physics of gas stripping and star-formation quenching of the satellite dwarf galaxies in the Local Group. Our goal is to use our new Latte suite of FIRE-2 simulations to understand how satellite dwarf galaxies evolve after they fall into a host halo like the Milky Way, with emphasis on how (internal) stellar feedback and (external) environmental processes like ram-pressure stripping remove their gas and quench their star formation, as observed in the satellites of the Milky Way.