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(simulations of large scale evolution of dark matter and galaxies)

LasDamas is a project to simulate dark matter and its effect on the distribution of matter in the universe. It is an inter-university collaborative effort.

It consists of setting up initial conditions according to an initial fluctuation spectrum and using N-body simulation (GADGET-2) for subsequent evolution, and analysis of the resulting "universe" to compare its statistics with corresponding statistics from surveys. Among its products are mock catalogs of galaxies and their dark matter halos.

(project,software,cosmology,dark matter)

Referenced by:
Bolshoi simulation
computational astrophysics