You are welcome to use the simulation data in these pages for your own scientific purposes
without further consultation with the Virgo Consortium or the scientists who generated them.
If you do so we would appreciate it if you include a reference to the paper announcing the database:
If you use the data in a publication or proposal, please cite the appropriate paper(s):
If you use galaxy data, then you should in addition cite the papers which describe the specific model underlying these data.
For the MPA models these papers are:
For the Durham model the relevant paper is Bower R. et al. 2007 (MNRAS 370, 645; also Benson A. et al. 2003 ApJ 599, 38 and Cole S. et al. 2000 MNRAS 319, 168).
De Lucia G. & Blaizot J. 2007 (MNRAS 375, 2; also Croton D. et al. 2006 MNRAS 365, 11)
for the DeLucia2006a and DeLucia2006a_SDSS2MASS tables in both the millimil and MPAGalaxies databases,
Bertone, De Lucia and Thomas 2007
(MNRAS 379, 1143)
for the Bertone2007a table in the MPAGalaxies database.
Guo etal 2011
(MNRAS 413, 101)
for all the tables in the Guo2010a database.
Guo et al. 2013,
(MNRAS 428, 1351)
for all the tables in the Guo2013a database and the MR7, MRscWMAP7 and MRIIscWMAP7 tables in the MPAHalotrees database.
If you use mock galaxy catalogues in MPAMocks or Henriques2012a, please look at the documentation for the specific datasets
for possible additional credits.
In order to acknowledge GAVO's support in constructing this database
facility, we would appreciate inclusion of the following sentence in
the `Acknowledgements' section of papers which make significant use of
"The Millennium Simulation databases used in this paper and the web
application providing online access to them were constructed as part
of the activities of the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (GAVO)."
(replace "Millennium" with "Millennium-II" or add "Millennium-II" if appropriate)
The particular structure of the database design which allows efficient querying for merger trees is
Lemson G. & Springel V. 2006, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XV,
ASP Conference Series, Vol. 351, 212, C. Gabriel, C. Arviset, D. Ponz and E. Solano, eds.