TH Cosmo Coffee

The challenges and potential of N-body Simulations in the era of precision cosmology.

by Raul Angulo (CEFCA)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-2-011 - TH common room )
Description
	Numerical simulations have a prime role in modern cosmology. In this talk I will review the state-of-the-art in the field, discussing the importance of dark matter N-body simulations in our understanding of the dark universe. In the first part of the talk, I will pay attention to the challenges and recent developments in solving the N-body problem. In the second part of the talk, I'll discuss how these simulations can be used to perform the most accurate cosmological exploitation of the next generation of wide-field surveys.