Heavens' Kitchen simulation

Screenshot of Heavens' Kitchen.

What this is

This is a program, written in Java, to show a simulation of the Universe from the big bang onwards.

At the beginning of the simulation, you can alter the initial amounts of normal matter, total matter, and dark energy, to see what kind of Universe your ingredients create.

Download and Installation

To run

Educational Resources

The resources below cover a wide range of topics in gravity and cosmology. See the teacher outline for more details.


Original resource developed for an Oxford University exhibit at the 2006 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Lead developer: Jonathan Patterson, Oxford University Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics subdepartments.

Additional resources developed by Chris North, Cardiff University