Conference talk M. Cautun

M. Cautun
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen
Detection of cosmic filaments and walls

The large scale distribution of dark matter, galaxies and  gas does not follow a random pattern, but traces a wispy weblike arrangement of dense compact clusters, elongated filaments and sheetlike walls, amidst large near-empty void regions. During my talk I will present a novel approach for the detection of this Cosmic Web. The success of this method lies in its multiscale and user-independent character which facilitate in resolving the hierarchical nature of the large scale structures. Towards the end of my talk I will touch on the application of this method in a better understanding of the connection between cosmic environments and galaxy properties and evolution.

Academy Building
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 14:50 - 15:10