Weak singularities in large-scale structure: identification and workaround

21.06.2019 11:30 – 12:30

The large-scale structure of the universe is mostly the consequence of the gravitational clustering of cold dark matter (CDM). Eventually the CDM trajectories begin to intersect ("shell-crossing"), which marks the starting point of elaborate computations in the phase-space. I show that, due to the collision-less nature of CDM, phase-space trajectories exhibit weakly singular behaviour such as local non-differentiability of the particle acceleration. Conventional N-body simulations should be able to handle these intrinsic features of perfectly cold CDM. Alternatively, singular features may be regulated by adding a finite temperature, or by employing semiclassical descriptions for the large-scale structure which I will briefly discuss.


Bâtiment: Ecole de Physique

Salle 234, 24 quai Ernest-Ansermet

Organisé par

Département de physique théorique


Cornelius Rampf, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur

entrée libre


Catégorie: Séminaire

Mots clés: dpt, Cosmology, LISA

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