Magneticum Pathfinder, towards the next generation of cosmological structure formation simulations.
|Research Area||Astro Sciences|
|Principal Investigator(s)||Klaus Dolag|
This project aims to follow the formation of cosmological structures in a so far unaccomplished level of detail by performing one large scale plus one highresolution simulation, taking into account many physical processes to allow detailed comparison to a variety of multi-wavelength observational data. We view this as a pathfinder simulation towards what will be needed as the ultimate theoretical counterpart of upcoming, large volume and multiple wavelength astronomical surveys from instruments like Planck, SPT, Pan-STARRs, LOFAR, eROSITA and many more. In combinations with datasets from these surveys, our proposed simulations will enable forefront studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters as well as the study of dark energy and the origin of cosmic acceleration.