Eyes on the cosmic web: A tribute to Ali Reza Ashrafi

Document Type : Original Article


1 Actinium Chemical Research, Via Casilina 1626/A, 00133, Rome, Italy

2 Laboratory of Computational and Structural Physical-Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, Biology-Chemistry Department, Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, West University of Timisoara, Pestalozzi Str. No. 16A,RO-300115 Timisoara, Romania


This article delves into the subject of topological modeling and invariants in the study of the Cosmic Web (CW), which refers to the vast network of galaxies in the universe. The article explores the use of eccentric connectivity and other topological descriptors to classify various structures within the Cosmic Web, such as filaments, walls, and clusters. By analyzing graphs and lattices in detail, the study shows how topological invariants can be used to extract morphological information and categorize nodes based on their structural roles. Additionally, the article discusses the potential application of these methods in assigning galaxy populations across different structures within the Cosmic Web. This research offers valuable insights into the use of topological tools for comprehending the intricate and complex nature of the universe's large-scale galaxy distribution.


Volume 8, Issue 4
December 2023
Pages 211-224
  • Receive Date: 05 October 2023
  • Revise Date: 20 October 2023
  • Accept Date: 05 November 2023
  • Publish Date: 01 December 2023