Description: The DiRAC Cosmology Machine, operated by Durham University has 6720 Intel Xeon Cores and 53,760 GByte of RAM. Credit: Till Sawala, Durham University. Hi-Res Image
The hunt for dark matter has taken another step forward thanks to new supercomputer simulations showing the evolution of our 'local Universe' from the Big Bang to the present day. Physicists at Durham University, UK, who are leading the research, say their simulations could improve understanding of dark matter, a mysterious substance believed to make up 85 per cent of the mass of the Universe. The results will be presented at the National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth on Thursday 26 June.
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Dr Sawala and Prof. Frenk will be at the Royal Astronomical Society’s National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Portsmouth on Wednesday, June 25, and Thursday, June 26, 2014.
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