Prof. dr. S. Shandarin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Kansas, USA: Physics of the Cosmic Web
|27 September 2012||FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Prof. dr. Sergei Shandarin|
|Affiliation:||Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Kansas, USA|
|Title:||Physics of the Cosmic Web|
|Start:||16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)|
Despite of all successes in observational and theoretical studies of the cosmic web, many problems stay on the way to full understanding of its formation and evolution. I will review recent theoretical work and results in studies of geometrical and topological properties of the cosmic web. The geometry and topology of the web are determined by both the initial conditions and complicated non-linear dynamics of the physical process known as the gravitational instability of the expanding universe. Recent developments in visualizing the cosmological N-body simulations open new prospects in understanding the phase space of dark matter - the component playing the major role in the formation and evolution of the cosmic web especially on extragalactic scales.
|Last modified:||12 September 2014 11.22 a.m.|