My work aims to study the intergalactic medium at the epoch of Reionization, one of the main transition processes in the history of our Universe. We want to understand how and when reionization happened and how it affected formation and evolution of the large-scale structure.
In Cosmology (the branch of Physics in charge of understanding the largest and earliest structures) one of the main goals is to be able to measure the distribution of matter in the distant Universe. To achieve this, we combine models of the hydrodynamics of baryons using cosmological hydro-simulations with measurements from observations of the distribution of neutral atomic hydrogen gas and other heavier elements in the early Universe. There are several complementary observations aiming to study this important epoch in our Universe, for our models we use data measuring the absorption of light by gas intervening the space between us and very distant luminous sources (such as quasars).
Suarez, Teresita; Meiksin, Avery
2021, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 502, Issue 1, p.888-903
Tie, Suk Sien; Weinberg, David H.; Martini, Paul; Zhu, Wei; Peirani, Sébastien; Suarez, Teresita; Colombi, Stéphane
2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 487, Issue 4, p.5346-5362
Suarez, Teresita & Pontzen, Andrew
2017, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 472, Issue 3, p.2643-2650
Suarez, Teresita; Pontzen, Andrew; Peiris, Hiranya V.; Slyz, Adrianne; Devriendt, Julien
2016, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 462, Issue 1, p.994-1001
Hernandez, X.; Mendoza, S.; Suarez, T.; Bernal, T.
2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 514, id.A101, 8 pp.