A Mind-Melting Visualization of the Universe’s Invisible Forces
There are few forces in the world more humbling than the intelligence of your average astrophysicist—not to mention the ebbs and flows of the cosmic web, energy and matter moving at scales that exceed all human comprehension.
Luckily for all of us, Johns Hopkins physicist Miguel A. Aragon-Calvo spends much of his time producing spectacular views of the universe that make both things accessible. His latest award-winning visualization, produced with the help of Julieta Aguilera and Mark SubbaRao of the Adler Planetarium, renders the “history of matter”—focusing especially on the role of dark matter.
While we can’t see dark matter, we believe that its presence, outweighing visible matter by 6:1, gives rise to gravity. “It actually gives us a lot of freedom because nobody has seen dark matter, velocity fields, or the network of voids,” Aragon-Calvo tells Co.Design.
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