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New Mathematical Model Aids Big-bang Supercomputer Research
January 5, 2010
Astrophysicists using supercomputers to simulate the Big Bang have a new mathematical tool to model the early universe, says mathematician Daniel Reynolds of Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Reynolds and a team of astrophysicists built a computer model of the "Dark Ages." The model--successfully tested on two supercomputers--tightly couples physical processes present during cosmic reionization.
Southern Methodist University
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