Starting Cosmological Simulations from the Big Bang

Florian List, Oliver Hahn, Cornelius Rampf

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Abstract

The cosmic large-scale structure (LSS) provides a unique testing ground for connecting fundamental physics to astronomical observations. Modelling the LSS requires numerical $N$-body simulations or perturbative techniques that both come with distinct shortcomings. Here we present the first unified numerical approach, enabled by new time integration and discreteness reduction schemes, and demonstrate its convergence at the field level. In particular, we show that our simulations (1) can be initialised directly at time zero, and (2) can be made to agree with high-order Lagrangian perturbation theory in the fluid limit. This allows fast, self-consistent, and UV-complete forward modelling of LSS observables.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummer131003
Seitenumfang15
FachzeitschriftPhysical Review Letters
Jahrgang132
Ausgabenummer13
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 29 März 2024

ÖFOS 2012

  • 103004 Astrophysik
  • 103043 Computational Physics
  • 103044 Kosmologie

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