Title

Integration of inhomogeneous cosmological spacetimes in the BSSN formalism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-24-2016

Abstract

We present cosmological-scale numerical simulations of an evolving universe in full general relativity and introduce a new numerical tool, cosmograph, which employs the Baumgarte-Shapiro-Shibata-Nakamura formalism on a three-dimensional grid. Using cosmograph, we calculate the effect of an inhomogeneous matter distribution on the evolution of a spacetime. We also present the results of a set of standard stability tests to demonstrate the robustness of our simulations.

Journal

Physical Review D

Volume

93