Loading...

Elements S4 • E129

Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

215,153 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jan 6, 2020

Scientists just released one of the most advanced simulations of our universe to date, and it fits into a box.

How Scientists Are Hunting for the Universe’s First Stars - https://youtu.be/opHYp2kfj7U

» Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker
» Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist
» Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com

Dark matter, supermassive black holes, galaxies, stars, magnetic fields—The Next Generation’s project, called Illustris or IllustrisTNG, has managed to fit the entire universe into a cube.

This impressive feat is the most advanced simulation of the universe and its evolution ever; the cube is a collection of state-of-the-art cosmological galaxy formation simulations. IllustrisTNG is a computational collaboration involving theoretical physicists, astrophysicists, scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard, MIT, and more.

And the project presents a solution to a longstanding problem: How can we observe a larger portion of the universe without sacrificing detail?

Observing galaxies through telescopes only allows us to see certain properties of those galaxies. Existing simulations have historically made us choose between two options: large swathes of the universe simulated in low detail, or highly detailed simulations of only small pockets of the universe.

But IllustrisTNG allows for unparalleled detail on huge scales and offers three versions to choose from including TNG50, TNG100, and TNG300.

In this Elements, find out more about the different IllustrisTNG options, and what this new simulation could mean for the future of universe observation.

#simulation #universe #space #tech #seeker #science #elements

Read More:
The TNG Project
https://www.tng-project.org/about/
"The IllustrisTNG project is a suite of state-of-the-art cosmological galaxy formation simulations."

First Results from the TNG50 Simulation: The evolution of stellar and gaseous disks across cosmic time
https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.05553
"We present a new cosmological, magnetohydrodynamical simulation for galaxy formation: TNG50, the third and final installment of the IllustrisTNG project."

Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos
https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/rese...
"Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies."
____________________

Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond.

Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe.

Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos

Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...

Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker

Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/

Seeker http://www.seeker.com/

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...