Episode 71: Galaxies Say Halo

Today we say halo from a bird’s eye view of the Universe by exploring some of the largest simulations that exist. Kiersten tells us how cosmological simulations help us study the black hole populations that the next generation of gravitational wave detectors will discover. We also say our first goodbye to Alex as he presents his last astrobite (but don’t worry,  he’ll still be around for a few more episodes!). He teaches us that most astrophysicists do not have an aversion to genetically modified organisms, especially when those GMOs are dark matter halos in the early universe.

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Sonification & Visualization: https://vimeo.com/160122270

The Datasaurus Dozen: https://www.autodesk.com/research/publications/same-stats-different-graphs

Astrobites:

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