The connectedness of the universe
Cosmic Web | video commentary by Albert-László Barabási
With the »Cosmic Web« project, the BarabásiLab aimed to deepen our perspective on the origins of the cosmic web. To construct its map, the team used data on 24,000 galaxies, provided by a cosmological simulation that traces the evolution of all galaxies since the Big Bang. It then tested multiple types of links to connect individual galaxies, capturing dependencies grounded in physics and cosmology.
Kim Albrecht, Albert-László Barabási, Bruno C. Coutinho, »The Cosmic Web«, 2020
BarabásiLab designer Kim Albrecht worked with a team of network scientists and cosmologists to generate a series of images and videos that bring alive the cosmic web’s structure. While grasping the enormity of the universe remains a challenge, the BarabásiLab’s visualizations of it gesture at the overwhelming intricacy of it as a network, tracing the relationships between galaxies in almost microscopic detail.