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Integration of inhomogeneous cosmological spacetimes in the BSSN formalism
Physical Review D
  • John T. Giblin, Kenyon College
  • James B. Mertens, Case Western Reserve University
  • Glenn D. Starkman, Case Western Reserve University
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We present cosmological-scale numerical simulations of an evolving universe in full general relativity and introduce a new numerical tool, cosmograph, which employs the Baumgarte-Shapiro-Shibata-Nakamura formalism on a three-dimensional grid. Using cosmograph, we calculate the effect of an inhomogeneous matter distribution on the evolution of a spacetime. We also present the results of a set of standard stability tests to demonstrate the robustness of our simulations.
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John T. Giblin, James B. Mertens and Glenn D. Starkman. "Integration of inhomogeneous cosmological spacetimes in the BSSN formalism" Physical Review D Vol. 93 (2016)
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