General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 151–184

Review: Multifractal Analysis of Packed Swiss Cheese Cosmologies

  • J. R. Mureika
  • C. C. Dyer

DOI: 10.1023/B:GERG.0000006699.45969.49

Cite this article as:
Mureika, J.R. & Dyer, C.C. General Relativity and Gravitation (2004) 36: 151. doi:10.1023/B:GERG.0000006699.45969.49


The multifractal spectrum of various three-dimensional representations of Packed Swiss Cheese cosmologies in open, closed, and flat spaces are measured, and it is determined that the curvature of the space does not alter the associated fractal structure. These results are compared to observational data and simulated models of large scale galaxy clustering, to assess the viability of the PSC as a candidate for such structure formation. It is found that the PSC dimension spectra do not match those of observation, and possible solutions to this discrepancy are offered, including accounting for potential luminosity biasing effects. Various random and uniform sets are also analyzed to provide insight into the meaning of the multifractal spectrum as it relates to the observed scaling behaviors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Mureika
    • 1
  • C. C. Dyer
    • 2
  1. 1.W. M. Keck Science CenterThe Claremont CollegesClaremontUSA
  2. 2.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada