Stalking The Shadow Universe

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
by Dennis Overbye,

The New York Times
July 16, 2014

Dennis Overbye of The New York Times writes about Illustris, a calculation by Professor Mark Vogelsberger’s team that mathematically models how dark matter evolved from its initial, uniform cloud. They found “the closest match yet between dark matter models and the distribution and types of galaxies in the visible universe,” writes Overbye.


Please also see the May 7, 2014 MIT News story “Universe in a Cube” written by Peter Dizikes




Additional information about the Illustris Project is available here.


Professor Mark Vogelsberger (MKI and Physics)



Image caption: Screenshot of the Illustris Simulation that shows what the universe looks like 12.2 billion years after the Big Bang.

Image courtesy of Mark Vogelsberger