Simulating cosmic dark matter. (Please notice the unusual time!)

DIPC Seminars

Raul Angulo, CEFCA, Spain.
Donostia International Physics Center
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Simulating cosmic dark matter. (Please notice the unusual time!) Numerical simulations have played a crucial role in our understanding of modern cosmology. In this talk, I will review the historical development, main results, and the fundamental assumptions of cosmological simulations. I will focus on the internal structure of collapsed dark matter structures and report on recent results regarding the formation and evolution of the very first structures in the early universe. Then, I will discuss attempts to model and study dark matter in the continuum limit. I will show how this leads to improvement in our understanding of dark matter dynamics in the Universe, and how simulations will be central to answering some of the most important open questions in cosmology.