First Galaxies

First Galaxies

First Galaxies

The CyberLAMP computer cluster will advance state-of-the-art cosmological simulation of the first galaxies and black holes, one of the unsolved puzzles in astrophysics. Yuexing Li's group has developed comprehensive physical models and sophisticated cosmological simulations to tackle this problem. The figure shows the emergence of the first galaxies and quasars powered by accreting black holes with a mass of about 100,000 Suns about 200 million years afterthe Big Bang.

Image: Yuexing Li, Penn State
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