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ToSeek
2005-Jun-01, 06:01 PM
Biggest simulation of Universe’s evolution unveiled (http://www.newscientistspace.com/article/dn7452-biggest-simulation-of-universes-evolution-unveiled.html)


The biggest and most detailed supercomputer simulation of the evolution of the Universe has been performed. The simulation mimics the Universe’s growth from a few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang to the present day.

A key highlight was the production of quasars, which no previous model has been detailed enough to generate. The results of the so-called Millennium Simulation were released by the international group, the Virgo Consortium, on Wednesday.

skwirlinator
2005-Jun-01, 07:47 PM
http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/press/

Impressive!

Thanks for the link!

Swift
2005-Jun-01, 10:06 PM
Very neat.
I assume that eventually then will have a simulation good enough to come up with the answer. The question will be harder of course. :wink:

worzel
2005-Jun-01, 10:17 PM
I'm currently watching the Newsnight article on this. My little claim to fame, my girlfriend's brother's very good friend's dad is that bloke Sir Martin Rees - Astronomer Royal 8)

hippietrekx
2005-Jun-02, 04:45 AM
In the language of "teenager": Sweet. :)

(Notice how I often mock my own age group.)

I wish I could play with the program. It looks like it could be very... informative.

--htx

DoktorGreg
2005-Jun-02, 09:44 AM
Does anybody know whre I can get that 240 meg ps file from (link seems to be broken). I'd love to print that poster with my large format printer out and hang it on the wall.

Swift
2005-Jun-02, 01:40 PM
I'm currently watching the Newsnight article on this. My little claim to fame, my girlfriend's brother's very good friend's dad is that bloke Sir Martin Rees - Astronomer Royal 8)
Girlfriend's brother's friend's dad. :-k Wow, you're close! Think you can get us some inside info? :D

jsoishi
2005-Jun-07, 04:17 AM
I wish I could play with the program. It looks like it could be very... informative.

you can: http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/gadget/

have fun,

j