Exploring the dark universe with supercomputers


Katrin Heitmann, et al., Argonne National Laboratory
16 Jan 2016 - Katie Elyce Jones reports in Symmetry Magazine how next-generation telescopic surveys will work hand-in-hand with supercomputers to study the nature of dark energy. Argonne National Laboratory researchers use a cosmology code, called HACC, on supercomputers to simulate the structure and evolution of the universe. "Supercomputers have become extremely valuable for studying dark energy because - unlike dark matter, which scientists might be able to create in particle accelerators - dark energy can only be observed at the galactic scale", Jones writes.
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