“Evolution of the Universe: Large-scale Structure and Galaxy Formation” by Cox, Levy and Patterson

  • ©Donna J. Cox, Stuart Levy, and Robert Patterson


Conference:


SIGGRAPH Video Review:


Track:


    36

Title:


    Evolution of the Universe: Large-scale Structure and Galaxy Formation

Length:


    1:06

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • PBS

Description:


    A visual excerpt from the PBS HDTV production: “Runaway Universe”, courtesy NOVA/WGBH, PBS, and Tom Lucas Productions. The adaptive mesh refinement simulation grid automatically refines into subgrids to develop small-scale features, generating over half a terabyte of data. We see gravitation forming nested hierarchies that vary by many orders of magnitude. Tiny fluctuations in the density of the early universe are amplified into a network of interconnected filaments. Condensing gas clouds give birth to new stars and merge into whirling galaxies that congregate, collide, and interact in a fiery cosmic dance.


Additional Contributors:


    Producers: TOM LUCAS (NOVA), DONNA COX (VISUALIZATION)

    Cosmological adaptive mesh refinement simulation: MICHAEL NORMAN, BRIAN O’SHEA, GREG BRYAN (Grand Challenge Cosmology Consortium)