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Large-scale structure with cold dark matter

A pair of seminal papers developed key numerical methods and made the first predictions for the non-linear evolution of cold dark matter, ushering in the era of hierarchical cosmology and modern computational galaxy formation.

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Fig. 1: Cosmological simulation then and now.

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Somerville, R.S., Bryan, G.L. Large-scale structure with cold dark matter. Nat Astron 3, 1058–1059 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-019-0939-0

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