Affiliate Physics Professor Jacob Moldenhauer presented a poster at the 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics held in Dallas from Dec. 8-13, 2013.
The title of his talk was "Interactive Cosmological Modeling Tools with Easy Java Simulations." The work was done in collaboration with Larry Engelhardt (Francis Marion University.)
Abstract: We present essential interactive simulations that enable testing of a general spectrum of cosmological models. These Easy Java Simulation based programs utilize genuine data sets obtained from various observational surveys and quantitative comparison routines to produce results. The software collection provides a means of combining plotting features and parameter manipulation in a single package. Versions of the programs have been designed for educators and researchers alike. These programs can be found at Compadre Open Source Physics website.