TH Cosmo Coffee

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

by Raul Angulo (CEFCA)

Europe/Zurich
4-2-011 - TH common room (CERN)

4-2-011 - TH common room

CERN

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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.