Application Development

Earth and Space Science Applications

ExaSky: Computing the Sky at Extreme Scales

Principal Investigator: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory

This project aims to elucidate cosmological structure formation by uncovering how smooth and featureless initial conditions evolve under gravity in an expanding universe to eventually form our complex cosmic web. Modern cosmological observations have led to a remarkably successful model for the dynamics of the Universe. Three key ingredients—dark energy, dark matter, and inflation—are signposts to further breakthroughs, as all reach beyond the known boundaries of the particle physics Standard Model.