We introduce gizmo-simba, a new suite of galaxy cluster simulations within The Three Hundred project. The Three Hundred consists of zoom re-simulations of 324 clusters with M200≳1014.8M⊙ drawn from the MultiDark-Planck N-body simulation, run using several hydrodynamic and semi-analytical codes. The gizmo-simba suite adds a state-of-the-art galaxy formation model based on the highly successful Simba simulation, mildly re-calibrated to match z = 0 cluster stellar properties. Comparing to The Three Hundred zooms run with gadget-x, we find intrinsic differences in the evolution of the stellar and gas mass fractions, BCG ages, and galaxy colour–magnitude diagrams, with gizmo-simba generally providing a good match to available data at z ≈ 0. gizmo-simba’s unique black hole growth and feedback model yields agreement with the observed BH scaling relations at the intermediate-mass range and predicts a slightly different slope at high masses where few observations currently lie. Gizmo-Simba provides a new and novel platform to elucidate the co-evolution of galaxies, gas, and black holes within the densest cosmic environments.
- galaxies: formation
- galaxies: clusters: general
- galaxies: evolution
- galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium