Integration of inhomogeneous cosmological spacetimes in the BSSN formalism
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.
Giblin, John T.; Mertens, James B.; and Starkman, Glenn D., "Integration of inhomogeneous cosmological spacetimes in the BSSN formalism" (2016). Physical Review D 93. Faculty Publications. Paper 160.
Physical Review D