UZH Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology


Bottom row: Jaiyul Yoo, Lucio Mayer, Elena Gavagnin, Valentina Tamburello, Aleksandra Sokolowska, Sarah Nickerson, Simon Grimm, Natalie Tkachenko, Raymond Angelil; middle row: Michael Butler, Prasenjit Saha, Michael Rieder, Volker Hoffmann, Davide Fiacconi, Suzanne Wilde, ?, George Lake, Regina Schmid, Romain Teyssier; top row: Rok Roskar, Jurg Diemand, Jae-Min Lee, Manuel Rabold, Thomas Peters, Christian Reinhardt, Doug Potter, Joachim Stadel, Valentin Perret. (9th of April, 2014)

Center for Theoretical Astrophysics
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University of Zurich
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June 2017

Ground-breaking simulation for researching the “dark” cosmos

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in carrying out a cosmological simulation with several trillion particles. The simulation on the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint provides an important basis for researching the universe with the Euclid satellite, which will be launched into space in 2020.

Euclid Flagship
Image copyright J. Stadel 2017

A small piece of the Simulation showing the complex formed by the dark matter through the action of gravity and the expansion of the Universe.

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Monte Verità conference center, Ascona, Switzerland, 23-28 July 2017

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Past Events

Carving through the Codes: Challenges in Computational Astrophysics

12-17 February, 2017 in Davos, Switzerland

Mini Symposium
Theoretical Astrophysics & Cosmology
3 - 4 Feb 2015

Good Sense and Dominant Ideology in Galaxy and Planet Formation and Evolution
6 - 11 July 2014, at Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona, Switzerland

Exascale Computing in Astrophysics 
8 - 13 September 2013, Ascona, Switzerland

Perturbative approaches to redshift space distortions
11 - 13 July 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

30 June - July 5 July 2013, Ascona, Switzerland