Cosmology at the University of Kentucky

The group here at UK is primarily interested in the numerical simulation of large-scale structure formation and the development of robust statistical measures for describing the resulting distribution. The numerical simulations are based upon large N-body experiments and soon will include a hydrodynamic contribution from baryonic matter. The statistical methodologies which have been used in the past are percolation and the Minimal Spanning Tree. These methods have been shown to be capable of describing the topology of the mass distribution on large-scales. Work currently underway is concentrating on further development of the Minimal Spanning Tree, and the development of additional robust geometrical statistical methods for describing the geometrical and topological distribution of matter on large-scales.

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Pictures and Movies of Gravitational Clustering in an Expanding Universe performed at the University of Kentucky's Center for Computational Sciences.

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