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Title: Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on the Blue Gene/Q, The Outer Rim Simulation

Abstract

An astonishing 99.6% of our Universe is dark. Observations indicate that the Universe consists of 70% of a mysterious dark energy and 25% of a yet-unidentified dark matter component, and only 0.4% of the remaining ordinary matter is visible. Understanding the physics of this dark sector is the foremost challenge in cosmology today. Sophisticated simulations of the evolution of the Universe play a crucial task in this endeavor. This movie shows an intermediate stage in a large simulation of the distribution of matter in the Universe, the so-called cosmic web, accounting for the influence of dark energy. The simulation is evolving 1.1 trillion particles. The movie shows a snapshot of the Universe when it was 1.6 billion years old. Credits: Science: Hal Finkel, Salman Habib, Katrin Heitmann, Kalyan Kumaran, Vitali Morozov, Tom Peterka, Adrian Pope, Tim Williams, David Daniel, Patricia Fasel, Nicholas Frontiere and Zarija Lukic. Visualization: Mark Herald, Joseph A. Insley, Michael E. Papka and Venkatram Vishwanath

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082839
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; ANL; DARK MATTER; DARK ENERGY; COSMIC WEB; PARTICLES; COSMOLOGY

Citation Formats

finkel, Hal, Kumaran, Kalyan, Pope, Adrian, Daniel, David, and Lukic, Zarija. Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on the Blue Gene/Q, The Outer Rim Simulation. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
finkel, Hal, Kumaran, Kalyan, Pope, Adrian, Daniel, David, & Lukic, Zarija. Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on the Blue Gene/Q, The Outer Rim Simulation. United States.
finkel, Hal, Kumaran, Kalyan, Pope, Adrian, Daniel, David, and Lukic, Zarija. Wed . "Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on the Blue Gene/Q, The Outer Rim Simulation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082839.
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title = {Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on the Blue Gene/Q, The Outer Rim Simulation},
author = {finkel, Hal and Kumaran, Kalyan and Pope, Adrian and Daniel, David and Lukic, Zarija},
abstractNote = {An astonishing 99.6% of our Universe is dark. Observations indicate that the Universe consists of 70% of a mysterious dark energy and 25% of a yet-unidentified dark matter component, and only 0.4% of the remaining ordinary matter is visible. Understanding the physics of this dark sector is the foremost challenge in cosmology today. Sophisticated simulations of the evolution of the Universe play a crucial task in this endeavor. This movie shows an intermediate stage in a large simulation of the distribution of matter in the Universe, the so-called cosmic web, accounting for the influence of dark energy. The simulation is evolving 1.1 trillion particles. The movie shows a snapshot of the Universe when it was 1.6 billion years old. Credits: Science: Hal Finkel, Salman Habib, Katrin Heitmann, Kalyan Kumaran, Vitali Morozov, Tom Peterka, Adrian Pope, Tim Williams, David Daniel, Patricia Fasel, Nicholas Frontiere and Zarija Lukic. Visualization: Mark Herald, Joseph A. Insley, Michael E. Papka and Venkatram Vishwanath},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {4}
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