Friday, June 03, 2005

Cube of creation

Scientists have recreated a vast segment of the universe inside a computer and written a brief history of time, black holes and galaxy formation.

Prof Frenk said: "We programmed the biggest computer in Europe with these ingredients and the laws of physics and we just let it compute a universe. We let it churn away - in fact we shut down all science in Germany, we excluded all German science for a month while this very large machine ground away - and at the end we got this beautiful universe, which for all intents and purposes looks like the real thing.
Link. Link to the Virgo Consortium

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