Scientists Run Simulation of Largest Virtual Universe

In order to get new insights into the world of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, researchers in Switzerland have run the largest simulation of virtual universe till date using one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

The new model, created with two trillion macro-particles to represent 25 billion virtual galaxies allowed researchers to gain new insight into the cosmic structures and behavior of dark matter.

Researchers involved in the project released the results recently as they revealed that simulating the proper proportion was the largest challenge of the modeling as more than 20 percent of the universe consists of dark matter. Interestingly, only a portion of the matters makes up the entire universe. Talking about the researcher, a professor of computational astrophysics at UZH said, “The nature of dark energy remains one of the main unsolved puzzles in modern science.”

Following the simulation, researchers have said that the European Euclid mission will produce even more accurate results. The European Euclid will be led by the models created by the researchers from UZH. Researcher at UZH, Joachim Stadel commented, “Euclid will perform a tomographic map of our Universe, tracing back in time more than 10-billion-year of evolution in the cosmos.”

You can check out the full details of the simulation in journal Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology where researchers have shared their results and whole model.

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