Center for Data-Driven Discovery C3D

"Computing Intensive Problems in Cosmology"

Presented by Anze Slosar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 2:00 pm — John Dunn Seminar Room, Bldg. 463

Cosmology is a branch of physics that studies the whole universe as a single physical system. Computing intensive methods are used throughout, both for data analysis and for theoretical modeling. The computational difficulties are in most cases due to existence of gravitational force which is important at all scales. This makes problems fundamentally different from problems in particle physics where each collision event can be considered to be statistically independent. In simulations, it is necessary to take into account the force contribution of any particle to any other and in data analysis the correlations between any two measurements. I will overview problems, solutions and current limitations. Time permitting, I will describe more technical aspects of the code we are developing to analyze data from the spectroscopic datasets.

Hosted by: Robert Harrison

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