Chapter 15: Synthetic star cluster generation with collision graphs


The N-body problem consists of predicting the evolution of celestial bodies bound by gravity. Here I go one step further: up to 1000 stars and star clusters are simulated using various initial conditions, to produce videos that show how these synthetic universes evolve. It tells a lot about the past and future of our current universe, corroborating the theory that it is expanding, albeit more and more slowly. In addition, stars with negative masses and gravity laws other than the standard inverse square, when allowed, lead to the most bizarre systems and spectacular videos. Star collisions are studied in details and lead to interesting graph theory applications. I provide ...

Get Synthetic Data and Generative AI now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.