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[ascl:2306.017] Zeus21: Simulations of 21-cm at cosmic dawn

Zeus21 (Zippy Early-Universe Solver for 21-cm) captures the nonlocal and nonlinear physics of cosmic dawn to create an effective model for the 21-cm power spectrum and global signal. The code takes advantage of the approximate log-normality of the star-formation rate density (SFRD) during cosmic dawn to compute the 21-cm power spectrum analytically. It agrees with more expensive semi-numerical simulations to roughly 10% precision, but has comparably negligible computational cost (~ s) and memory requirements. Zeus21 pairs well with data from HERA, but can be used for any 21-cm inference or prediction. Its capabilities include finding the 21-cm power spectrum (at a broad range of k and z), the global signal, IGM temperatures (Tk, Ts, Tcolor), neutral fraction xHI, Lyman-alpha fluxes, and the evolution of the SFRD; all across cosmic dawn z=5-35. It can also predict UVLFs for HST and JWST. Zeus21 can use three different astrophysical models, one of which emulates 21cmFAST (ascl:1102.023), and can vary the cosmology through CLASS (ascl:1106.020).

Code site:
https://github.com/JulianBMunoz/Zeus21
Described in:
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2023MNRAS.523.2587M
Bibcode:
2023ascl.soft06017M
Preferred citation method:

https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2023MNRAS.523.2587M and a link to the GitHub repo at https://github.com/JulianBMunoz/Zeus21; if you use the UVLF module, please also cite https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2023arXiv230609403M


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