Still, a question worth pondering is whether corporate brands are more like the shining stars or the cold dark matter
of the universe--out there somewhere, but emitting no discernable energy.
Using supercomputer simulations of the Universe, Prof Frenk and his collaborators have pioneered many of the developments that have resulted in the cold dark matter
model becoming accepted as the standard concept for structure formation in the Universe.
Together these three constituents are described in the Lambda Cold Dark Matter
(LCDM) model for the cosmos, the starting point for the work of the Potsdam team.
The latest results also lend support to a leading theory of galaxy formation called the Cold Dark Matter
(CDM) theory that many consider to be the simplest explanation for the arrangement of galaxies throughout the universe following the Big Bang.
Every galaxy is nestled within a halo of cold dark matter
, composed of exotic particles that move much slower than the speed of light.
And until now, the data supports the theory that our universe as flat, constituting roughly a quarter cold dark matter
, and four percent ordinary matter, with the rest made up of a mysterious force dubbed "dark energy.
Using the ICC's own "Cosmology Machine" supercomputer and observational data from the international Pan-STARRS1 project - which includes Durham University - Prof Frenk's team will examine the nature of dark energy and cold dark matter
Under the gravitational influence of this unseen material, known as cold dark matter
(SN: 4/23/05, p.
They found evidence that the amount of dark matter is not peaked as dramatically toward the center as the standard cold dark matter
The images of the Big Bang's afterglow, known as the cosmic microwave background, also delineate the cosmos' composition: 4 percent is ordinary matter; 23 percent is invisible stuff called cold dark matter
, which prompted the galaxies to coalesce; and 73 percent is so-called dark energy, which has accelerated the rate at which the universe expands (SN: 5/25/02, p.