Visualising the dark sky


Cosmological simulations are a cornerstone of our understanding of the Universe during its 13.7 billion year progression from small fluctuations that we see in the cosmic microwave background to today, where we are surrounded by galaxies and clusters of galaxies interconnected by a vast cosmic web. In this paper, we present our results on the 2015 IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest, which pertains to datasets derived from the Dark Sky Simulations. We ingest, process and visualise cosmological data of particle clouds and halo formations in terms of positions and shed light on various properties of scientific interest including graviational potential, velocity and spin.

IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference (SciVis), 2015