About Computational Astrophysics
Our group's research focuses on numerical magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations and their application to a variety of astrophysical situations. Of special interest are environments where high energy particles are produced, the physics of particle acceleration and problems involving MHD. In the pursuit of these interests we use advanced numerical techniques such as adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) and massive parallelization. Our computations are performed on the supercomputers available at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research.
-The image across the top is the divergence of the velocity from one of our jet simulations. The bright regions show strong shocks.
-The image above is a synthetic observation of a Narrow Angle Tail galaxy at 1.4 GHz.