Bolshoi Cosmological Simulation (2017)

Bolshoi Cosmological Simulation #2 was installed for visitors to view. The left inset shows an interior view and the right inset shows visitors for scale.

Interior view of glow-in-the-dark beads in the blackout tent.

This maquette, Bolshoi Cosmological Simulation #1, is made of welded steel and beads on invisible thread. This was the first physical manifestation of project planning. 

This project resulted from conversations with astrophysicists Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Joel Primack at University of California Santa Cruz and the Theoretical Art Science Fellowship. It attempts to create an installation with which visitors may walk through a scaled version of galaxies suspended in dark matter of the cosmos.