Volume 406, Number 2, August I 2003
|Page(s)||393 - 401|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
Back to the primordial Universe by a Monge–Ampère–Kantorovich optimization scheme
Département Cassini, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, BP 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4, France
2 Dipartimento di Fisica “Galileo Galilei” and INFN, Sezione di Padova, via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
3 Department of Physics, M. V. Lomonossov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia
Corresponding author: R. Mohayaee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 12 May 2003
A new method for reconstruction of the primordial density fluctuation field is presented. Various previous approaches to this problem rendered non-unique solutions. Here, it is demonstrated that the initial positions of dark matter fluid elements, under the hypothesis that their displacement is the gradient of a convex potential, can be reconstructed uniquely. In our approach, the cosmological reconstruction problem is reformulated as an assignment problem in optimization theory. When tested against numerical simulations, our scheme yields excellent reconstruction on scales larger than a few megaparsecs.
Key words: reconstruction / Lagrangian methods / convexity / optimization
© ESO, 2003
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