The Bolshoi Simulation: Boxing the Universe

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The Bolshoi simulation is the most accurate cosmological simulation of the evolution of the large-scale structure of the universe. Larger simulations, including the BigBolshoi and Multidark, run at a volume 64 times bigger than Bolshoi and have just been publicly made available to astronomers and astrophysicists. The Bolshoi simulation used data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe that measured tiny spatial variations in the cosmic microwave background radiation, giving a glimpse of the distribution of matter and energy at an earlier epoch of the visible universe.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

0 thoughts on “The Bolshoi Simulation: Boxing the Universe”

  1. Welp. My new life goal is to simulate the entire universe in a computer program O_O … first up, Pong.

    I wonder how they get around things like arbitrary precision and incompleteness..

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