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Supercomputer Simulations of the Evolution of the ­niverse

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Bolshoi simulation

Snapshot from Bolshoi simulation at red shift z=0 (the present time) showing filaments of dark matter along which galaxies are predicted to form.

Credit: Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico State University), Joel R. Primack (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Stefan Gottloeber (AIP, Germany)

Two research articles describing the most accurate cosmological simulation of the evolution of the large-scale structure of the universe yet made—named "Bolshoi" (the Russian word for "great” or "grand")—have been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal.

From University of California, Santa Cruz
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