The Euler Characteristic as a Measure of the Topology of Cosmic Reionization

After giving basic information about what and how we know about the epoch of reionization, I will very briefly introduce the cosmic reionization simulations which I am analyzing. Next, the concepts of topology and, in more detail, the Euler Characteristic are introduced. Only after providing the audience with this necessary background, I will present some results from the analysis of our cosmic reionization simulations.


15/10/2010 - 14:00
Martina M. Friedrich
Stockholm University