Scinet LIghtCone Simulations (SLICS, hosted at the IfA, University of Edinburgh)
The figure above shows a weak lensing convergence map constructed by
ray-tracing through a dark matter N-Body simulation; the large circles
indicate the presence of detected dark matter haloes, while the squares
represent galaxies inpainted on these haloes.
The SLICS simulations are designed for the analysis of weak lensing data
that require calibration on cold dark matter mock samples.
Specifically, they serve for the validation of novel measurement techniques,
and for the direct estimation of covariance matrices.
Different applications can be found in the Documentation tab at the top of this page,
notably on the weak lensing analysis of the Kilo Degree Survey data.
The simulation products can be retrieved from the Products tab above.