By Andrew Pontzen and Fabio Governato - Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris, [ Illuminating illumination: what lights up the universe?], UCLA press release, 27 August 2014. (high resolution version), CC BY 2.0,

Hidden Worlds 3 - The virtual universe

Tuesday 12th Jul 2016, 02.15pm

This podcast is part of the The Big Questions series.

Dr Andrew Pontzen explains how chains of computers can be set up to simulate billions of years of development of the universe, but in a time period of weeks.
By inputting what is known about the early universe and applying the laws of physics, it is possible to explore how the universe has evolved.

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