Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Personnel

Dr. J. M. Diederik Kruijssen


Astronomisches Rechen-Institut



Office
Bibliotheksbau, Room B.1-07

Postal address
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut
Mönchhofstr. 12-14
69120 Heidelberg





Research interests
My research focuses on one of the hallmark examples of multi-scale astrophysics: star formation in molecular clouds and feedback from massive stars during galaxy formation. It is widely accepted that the unknown physics of star formation and feedback represent the main uncertainties in our understanding of how galaxies form. My group combines major observational surveys of gas and young stars in galaxies across cosmic time with state-of-the-art numerical simulations of star and galaxy formation. That way, we attempt to answer fundamental open questions, such as how most stars in the Universe formed, where the ancient globular clusters came from, and how we can bridge the gap between cold dark matter cosmology and the observable galaxy population. Among others, our research interests cover: the interstellar medium and molecular cloud evolution star formation and feedback (globular) cluster formation, evolution, and dynamics galaxy formation and evolution assembly history of the Milky Way observational surveys (e.g. with ALMA and MUSE) numerical simulations. For more information, also see my group's website: http://www.mustang-project.org.



Publications done at ZAH since 2007

46.
1/2019
Hughes, Meghan E.; Pfeffer, Joel et al. (inc. Reina-Campos, Marta; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Fossil stellar streams and their globular cluster populations in the E-MOSAICS simulations
MNRAS 482, 2795(2019)

45.
1/2019
Keller, B. W.; Wadsley, J. W. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
Chaos and variance in galaxy formation
MNRAS 482, 2244(2019)

44.
12/2018
Cohen, Yotam; van Dokkum, Pieter et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
The Dragonfly Nearby Galaxies Survey. V. HST/ACS Observations of 23 Low Surface Brightness Objects in the Fields of NGC 1052, NGC 1084, M96, and NGC 4258
ApJ 868, 96(2018)

43.
12/2018
Gallagher, Molly J.; Leroy, Adam K. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Glover, Simon C. O.; Chevance, Mélanie)
Do Spectroscopic Dense Gas Fractions Track Molecular Cloud Surface Densities?
ApJ 868, L38(2018)

42.
12/2018
Reina-Campos, M.; Kruijssen, J. M. D. et al.
Dynamical cluster disruption and its implications for multiple population models in the E-MOSAICS simulations
MNRAS 481, 2851(2018)

41.
11/2018
Zschaechner, Laura K.; Bolatto, Alberto D. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Spatially Resolved 12CO(2─1)/12CO(1─0) in the Starburst Galaxy NGC 253: Assessing Optical Depth to Constrain the Molecular Mass Outflow Rate
ApJ 867, 111(2018)

40.
11/2018
Usher, Christopher; Pfeffer, Joel et al. (inc. Reina-Campos, Marta; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
The origin of the `blue tilt' of globular cluster populations in the E-MOSAICS simulations
MNRAS 480, 3279(2018)

39.
9/2018
Ginsburg, Adam; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik
A High Cluster Formation Efficiency in the Sagittarius B2 Complex
ApJ 864, L17(2018)

38.
9/2018
Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Schruba, Andreas et al. (inc. Haydon, Daniel T.; Hygate, Alexander P. S.)
An uncertainty principle for star formation - II. A new method for characterizing the cloud-scale physics of star formation and feedback across cosmic history
MNRAS 479, 1866(2018)

37.
8/2018
Kreckel, K.; Faesi, C. et al. (inc. Chevance, M.; Bigiel, F.; Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
A 50 pc Scale View of Star Formation Efficiency across NGC 628
ApJ 863, L21(2018)

36.
8/2018
Jeffreson, S. M. R.; Kruijssen, J. M. D. et al.
On the physical mechanisms governing the cloud lifecycle in the Central Molecular Zone of the Milky Way
MNRAS 478, 3380(2018)

35.
7/2018
Utomo, Dyas; Sun, Jiayi et al. (inc. Hygate, Alexander P. S.; Chevance, Mélanie; Bigiel, Frank; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Star Formation Efficiency per Free-fall Time in nearby Galaxies
ApJ 861, L18(2018)

34.
6/2018
Sun孙, Jiayi嘉懿; Leroy, Adam K. et al. (inc. Hygate, Alexander P. S.; Chevance, Mélanie; Bigiel, Frank; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Cloud-scale Molecular Gas Properties in 15 Nearby Galaxies
ApJ 860, 172(2018)

33.
6/2018
Messa, Matteo; Adamo, A. et al. (inc. Shabani, F.; Kruijssen, J. M. D.; Grebel, E. K.; Gouliermis, D. A.; Reina-Campos, M.)
The young star cluster population of M51 with LEGUS - II. Testing environmental dependences
MNRAS 477, 1683(2018)

32.
5/2018
Jeffreson, Sarah M. R.; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik
A general theory for the lifetimes of giant molecular clouds under the influence of galactic dynamics
MNRAS 476, 3688(2018)

31.
4/2018
van Dokkum, Pieter; Cohen, Yotam et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
An Enigmatic Population of Luminous Globular Clusters in a Galaxy Lacking Dark Matter
ApJ 856, L30(2018)

30.
4/2018
Ward, Jacob L.; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik
Not all stars form in clusters - measuring the kinematics of OB associations with Gaia
MNRAS 475, 5659(2018)

29.
4/2018
Pfeffer, Joel; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik et al.
The E-MOSAICS project: simulating the formation and co-evolution of galaxies and their star cluster populations
MNRAS 475, 4309(2018)

28.
2/2018
Forbes, Duncan A.; Bastian, Nate et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Globular cluster formation and evolution in the context of cosmological galaxy assembly: open questions
RSPSA 474, 70616(2018)

27.
2/2018
Meidt, Sharon E.; Leroy, Adam K. et al. (inc. Chevance, Melanie; Bigiel, Frank; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
A Model for the Onset of Self-gravitation and Star Formation in Molecular Gas Governed by Galactic Forces. I. Cloud-scale Gas Motions
ApJ 854, 100(2018)

26.
2/2018
Ginsburg, Adam; Bally, John et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Distributed Star Formation throughout the Galactic Center Cloud Sgr B2
ApJ 853, 171(2018)

25.
2/2018
Walker, D. L.; Longmore, S. N. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
Star formation in a high-pressure environment: an SMA view of the Galactic Centre dust ridge
MNRAS 474, 2373(2018)

24.
1/2018
Rosotti, Giovanni P.; Dale, James E. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Erratum: Protoplanetary disc evolution affected by star-disc interactions in young stellar clusters
MNRAS 473, 3223(2018)

23.
11/2017
Krieger, Nico; Ott, Jürgen et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
The Survey of Water and Ammonia in the Galactic Center (SWAG): Molecular Cloud Evolution in the Central Molecular Zone
ApJ 850, 77(2017)

22.
10/2017
Lamers, H. J. G. L. M.; Kruijssen, J. M. D. et al.
The difference in metallicity distribution functions of halo stars and globular clusters as a function of galaxy type. A tracer of globular cluster formation and evolution
A&A 606, A85(2017)

21.
9/2017
Leroy, Adam K.; Schinnerer, Eva et al. (inc. Chevance, Mélanie; Bigiel, Frank; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Cloud-scale ISM Structure and Star Formation in M51
ApJ 846, 71(2017)

20.
9/2017
Miholics, Meghan; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik et al.
A tight relation between the age distributions of stellar clusters and the properties of the interstellar medium in the host galaxy
MNRAS 470, 1421(2017)

19.
8/2017
Barnes, A. T.; Longmore, S. N. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
Star formation rates and efficiencies in the Galactic Centre
MNRAS 469, 2263(2017)

18.
8/2017
Reina-Campos, Marta; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik
A unified model for the maximum mass scales of molecular clouds, stellar clusters and high-redshift clumps
MNRAS 469, 1282(2017)

17.
7/2017
Cyganowski, C. J.; Brogan, C. L. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
Simultaneous low- and high-mass star formation in a massive protocluster: ALMA observations of G11.92-0.61
MNRAS 468, 3694(2017)

16.
6/2017
Ginsburg, Adam; Goddi, Ciriaco et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Thermal Feedback in the High-mass Star- and Cluster-forming Region W51
ApJ 842, 92(2017)

15.
6/2017
Freeman, Pamela; Rosolowsky, Erik et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
The varying mass distribution of molecular clouds across M83
MNRAS 468, 1769(2017)

14.
4/2017
Lu, Xing; Zhang, Qizhou et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
The Molecular Gas Environment in the 20 km s−1 Cloud in the Central Molecular Zone
ApJ 839, 1(2017)

13.
4/2017
Krumholz, Mark R.; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik et al.
A dynamical model for gas flows, star formation and nuclear winds in galactic centres
MNRAS 466, 1213(2017)

12.
3/2017
Henshaw, J. D.; Longmore, S. N.; Kruijssen, J. M. D.
Erratum: Seeding the Galactic Centre gas stream: gravitational instabilities set the initial conditions for the formation of protocluster clouds: Table 1.
MNRAS 466, L13(2017)

11.
2/2017
Leroy, Adam K.; Usero, Antonio et al. (inc. Schinnerer, Eva; Jiménez-Donaire, Maria J.; Cormier, Diane; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Bigiel, Frank)
Millimeter-wave Line Ratios and Sub-beam Volume Density Distributions
ApJ 835, 217(2017)

10.
2/2017
Schruba, Andreas; Leroy, Adam K. et al. (inc. Bigiel, Frank; Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
Physical Properties of Molecular Clouds at 2 pc Resolution in the Low-metallicity Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822 and the Milky Way
ApJ 835, 278(2017)

9.
2/2017
Henshaw, J. D.; Longmore, S. N.; Kruijssen, J. M. D.
Erratum: Seeding the Galactic Centre gas stream: gravitational instabilities set the initial conditions for the formation of protocluster clouds: Table 1.
MNRAS 464, 4145(2017)

8.
1/2017
Kreckel, K.; Groves, B. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.; Bigiel, F.)
A Revised Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function Distance to NGC 628 Using MUSE
ApJ 834, 174(2017)

7.
12/2016
Federrath, C.; Rathborne, J. M. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
The Link between Turbulence, Magnetic Fields, Filaments, and Star Formation in the Central Molecular Zone Cloud G0.253+0.016
ApJ 832, 143(2016)

6.
11/2016
Henshaw, J. D.; Longmore, S. N.; Kruijssen, J. M. D.
Seeding the Galactic Centre gas stream: gravitational instabilities set the initial conditions for the formation of protocluster clouds
MNRAS 463, L122(2016)

5.
11/2016
Leroy, Adam K.; Hughes, Annie et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik)
A Portrait of Cold Gas in Galaxies at 60 pc Resolution and a Simple Method to Test Hypotheses That Link Small-scale ISM Structure to Galaxy-scale Processes
ApJ 831, 16(2016)

4.
10/2016
Ginsburg, A.; Goss, W. M. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
Toward gas exhaustion in the W51 high-mass protoclusters
A&A 595, A27(2016)

3.
4/2016
Walker, D. L.; Longmore, S. N. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
Comparing young massive clusters and their progenitor clouds in the Milky Way
MNRAS 457, 4536(2016)

2.
4/2016
Henshaw, J. D.; Longmore, S. N. et al. (inc. Kruijssen, J. M. D.)
Molecular gas kinematics within the central 250 pc of the Milky Way
MNRAS 457, 2675(2016)

1.
3/2016
Kruijssen, J. M. Diederik; Bastian, Nate
Pitfalls when observationally characterizing the relative formation rates of stars and stellar clusters in galaxies
MNRAS 457, L24(2016)

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