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FIRE-3: Updated Stellar Evolution Models, Yields, & Microphysics and Fitting Functions for Applications in Galaxy Simulations

Hopkins, Philip F. and Wetzel, Andrew and Wheeler, Coral and Sanderson, Robyn and Grudić, Michael Y. and Sameie, Omid and Boylan-Kolchin, Michael and Orr, Matthew and Ma, Xiangcheng and Faucher-Giguère, Claude-André and Kereš, Dušan and Quataert, Eliot and Su, Kung-Yi and Moreno, Jorge and Feldmann, Robert and Bullock, James S. and Loebman, Sarah R. and Anglés-Alcázar, Daniel and Stern, Jonathan and Necib, Lina and Hayward, Christopher C. (2022) FIRE-3: Updated Stellar Evolution Models, Yields, & Microphysics and Fitting Functions for Applications in Galaxy Simulations. . (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20220816-222042376

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Abstract

Increasingly, uncertainties in predictions from galaxy formation simulations (at sub-Milky Way masses) are dominated by uncertainties in stellar evolution inputs. In this paper, we present the full set of updates from the FIRE-2 version of the Feedback In Realistic Environments (FIRE) project code, to the next version, FIRE-3. While the transition from FIRE-1 to FIRE-2 focused on improving numerical methods, here we update the stellar evolution tracks used to determine stellar feedback inputs, e.g. stellar mass-loss (O/B and AGB), spectra (luminosities and ionization rates), and supernova rates (core-collapse and Ia), as well as detailed mass-dependent yields. We also update the low-temperature cooling and chemistry, to enable improved accuracy at T ≲ 10⁴ K and densities n ≫ 1 cm⁻³, and the meta-galactic ionizing background. All of these synthesize newer empirical constraints on these quantities and updated stellar evolution and yield models from a number of groups, addressing different aspects of stellar evolution. To make the updated models as accessible as possible, we provide fitting functions for all of the relevant updated tracks, yields, etc, in a form specifically designed so they can be directly 'plugged in' to existing galaxy formation simulations. We also summarize the default FIRE-3 implementations of 'optional' physics, including spectrally-resolved cosmic rays and supermassive black hole growth and feedback.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
http://arxiv.org/abs/2203.00040arXivDiscussion Paper
http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~phopkins/Site/GIZMO.htmlRelated ItemGIZMO code
http://flathub.flatironinstitute.org/fireRelated ItemFIRE data releases
ORCID:
AuthorORCID
Hopkins, Philip F.0000-0003-3729-1684
Wetzel, Andrew0000-0003-0603-8942
Sanderson, Robyn0000-0003-3939-3297
Grudić, Michael Y.0000-0002-1655-5604
Sameie, Omid0000-0003-4394-6085
Boylan-Kolchin, Michael0000-0002-9604-343X
Orr, Matthew0000-0003-1053-3081
Ma, Xiangcheng0000-0001-8091-2349
Faucher-Giguère, Claude-André0000-0002-4900-6628
Kereš, Dušan0000-0002-1666-7067
Quataert, Eliot0000-0001-9185-5044
Su, Kung-Yi0000-0003-1598-0083
Moreno, Jorge0000-0002-3430-3232
Feldmann, Robert0000-0002-1109-1919
Bullock, James S.0000-0003-4298-5082
Loebman, Sarah R.0000-0003-3217-5967
Anglés-Alcázar, Daniel0000-0001-5769-4945
Stern, Jonathan0000-0002-7541-9565
Necib, Lina0000-0003-2806-1414
Hayward, Christopher C.0000-0003-4073-3236
Additional Information:We thank Alessandro Lupi for helpful suggestions, and the many collaborators who have contributed to the development of the FIRE project. Support for PFH was provided by NSF Research Grants 1911233 & 20009234, NSF CAREER grant 1455342, NASA grants 80NSSC18K0562, HST-AR-15800.001-A. Numerical calculations were run on the Caltech compute cluster “Wheeler,” allocations AST20016, AST21010 & TG-AST140023 supported by the NSF and TACC, and NASA HEC SMD-16-7592. AW received support from: NSF grants CAREER 2045928 and 2107772; NASA ATP grants 80NSSC18K1097 and 80NSSC20K0513; HST grants GO-14734, AR-15057, AR-15809, and GO-15902 from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., for NASA, under contract NAS5-26555; a Scialog Award from the Heising-Simons Foundation; and a Hellman Fellowship. Support for MYG was provided by NASA through the NASA Hubble Fellowship grant #HST-HF2-51479 awarded by STScI. MBK acknowledges support from NSF CAREER award AST-1752913, NSF grants AST-1910346 and AST-2108962, NASA grant NNX17AG29G, and HST-AR-15006, HST-AR-15809, HST-GO-15658, HST-GO-15901, HST-GO-15902, HST-AR-16159, and HST-GO-16226 from STScI. CAFG was supported by NSF through grants AST-1715216 and CAREER award AST-1652522; by NASA through grant 17-ATP17-0067; by STScI through grant HST-AR-16124.001-A; and by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement through a Cottrell Scholar Award and a Scialog Award. We ran simulations using: the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), supported by NSF grant ACI-1548562; Frontera allocations AST21010 and AST20016, supported by the NSF and TACC; Pleiades, via the NASA HEC program through the NAS Division at Ames Research Center. DATA AVAILABILITY STATEMENT. The data supporting the plots within this article are available on reasonable request to the corresponding author. A public version of the GIZMO code is available at http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~phopkins/Site/GIZMO.html. FIRE data releases are publicly available at http://flathub.flatironinstitute.org/fire.
Group:Astronomy Department, TAPIR
Funders:
Funding AgencyGrant Number
NSFAST-1911233
NSFAST-20009234
NSFAST-1455342
NASA80NSSC18K0562
NASAHST-AR-15800.001-A
NSFAST-20016
NSFAST-21010
NSFTG-AST140023
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)UNSPECIFIED
NASASMD-16-7592
NSFAST-2045928
NSFAST-2107772
NASA80NSSC18K1097
NASA80NSSC20K0513
NASAHST-GO-14734
NASAHST-AR-15057
NASAHST-AR-15809
NASAHST-GO-15902
NASANAS5-26555
Heising-Simons FoundationScialog Award
Hellman FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
NASA Hubble FellowshipHST-HF2-51479
NSFAST-1752913
NSFAST-1910346
NSFAST-2108962
NASANNX17AG29G
NASAHST-AR-15006
NASAHST-AR-15809
NASAHST-GO-15658
NASAHST-GO-15901
NASAHST-GO-15902
NASAHST-AR-16159
NASAHST-GO-16226
NSFAST-1715216
NSFAST-1652522
NASA17-ATP17-0067
NASAHST-AR-16124.001-A
Cottrell Scholar of Research CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Scialog Fellow of Research CorporationUNSPECIFIED
NSFACI-1548562
Subject Keywords:galaxies: formation & evolution — stars: formation — methods: numerical — ISM: structure
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