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Webb Science Simulations: Re-Ionization Era

The visualization shows galaxies, composed of gas, stars and dark matter, colliding and forming filaments in the large-scale universe providing a view of the Cosmic Web. The Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) collaborated with NASA and Drs. Renyue Cen and Jeremiah Ostriker to visualize a simulation of the nonlinear cosmological evolution of the universe.

Drs. Cen and Ostriker developed one of the largest cosmological hydrodynamic simulations and computed over 749 gigabytes of raw data at the NCSA in 2005. AVL used Amore software (http://avl.ncsa.illinois.edu/what-we-do/software) to interpolate and render approximately 322 gigabytes of a subset of the computed data. The simulation begins about 20 million years after the Big Bang - about 13.7 billion years ago - and extends until the present day.

AVL(http://avl.ncsa.illinois.edu/) at NCSA (http://ncsa.illinois.edu/), University of Illinois (www.illinois.edu)


Donna Cox (AVL NCSA/University of Illinois): Lead Animator
Stuart Levy (AVL NCSA/University of Illinois): Animator
Matthew Hall (AVL NCSA/University of Illinois): Animator
Robert Patterson (AVL NCSA/University of Illinois): Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
Donna Cox (AVL NCSA/University of Illinois): Producer
Renyue Cen Ph.D. (Princeton University): Scientist
Jeremiah Ostriker Ph.D. (Princeton University): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Science Paper:
Star Formation Feedback and Metal Enrichment History Of The Intergalactic Medium Renyue Cen, Nora Elisa Chisari (2010) ApJ submitted

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