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Theoretical Astrophysics Group (TAG)

Our research deals with the numerical modelling of the star formation process by means of high-performance, 3D, magneto-hydrodynamical (MHD) simulations. The simulations cover large spatial scales from ISM physics on kpc scales over molecular clouds on scales of 10 - 100 pc to star forming filaments on (sub-) pc scales and finally to protostellar discs and jets on scales of 10 - 1000 AU.

In our research group we use several tools like the (M)HD codes FLASH, GADGET, GANDALF , the astrochemical code KROME or radiative transport codes like RADMC-3D and POLARIS.

 

In the following, we give a detailed overview of the projects

This work is supported by

Tools

THE FLASH CODE
3D, Adaptive mesh refinement, magneto-hydrodynamics code (FLASH CENTER for computational science)

GANDALF
SPH code written in C++ (written by David Hubber) Download from github

SEREN
Gandalf precursor written in Fortran 90 (by David Hubber) Download from github

GADGET
SPH code by Volker Springel. Visit Code website

RADMC-3D
Radiative transfer code for synthetic observations. Visit Code website