Institute for Theory and Computation
Billions of Celestial Objects Revealed in Gargantuan Survey of the Milky Way
Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth
Can Cosmic Inflation be Ruled Out?
Case Solved: Missing Carbon Monoxide was Hiding in the Ice
New Study Sheds Light on Why Stellar Populations Are So Similar in Milky Way
'Black Hole Police' Discover a Dormant Black Hole Outside of the Milky Way Galaxy
Did Supernovae Help Form Barnard's Loop?
Star Formation Models Including Jets, Radiation, Winds, and Supernovae
Scientific Discovery Gets Kind of Government Seal of Approval
Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
AbacusSummit is the world’s largest suite of high-performance cosmological N-body simulations, developed to meet and exceed the analysis requirements of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument. These simulations allow one to predict the large-scale structure that results from a wide range of cosmological models, enabling detailed investigations of theories of cosmological structure formation and comparison to the coming decade of observational surveys.
Physics of the Primordial Universe
The Big Bang theory of cosmology successfully describes the 13.7 billion years of evolutionary history of our Universe. However, it is known that the origin of the Big Bang is incomplete. We are interested in finding out what caused the Big Bang, and the physics involved in this primordial epoch. We study physics, build models and propose observables for the primordial universe using quantum field theory, general relativity and/or string theory, and test them with data from astrophysical observations.