- An international team of astronomers has carried out the largest ever cosmological computer simulation tracking not only dark but also ordinary matter. The FLAMINGO simulations calculate the evolution of all components of the universe - ordinary matter, dark matter, and dark energy - according to the laws of physics. As the simulation progresses, virtual galaxies and clusters of galaxies emerge. The simulations required more than 50 million CPU hours and produced more than 1 petabyte of data. The results have been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The first three articles describe the methods, present the simulations, and examine how well they reproduce the large-scale structure of the universe.
Read morePubl. Tue 24 Oct 2023