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Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar: "Moving Mesh Astrophysics"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
276 Loomis
Date
Sep 6, 2017   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Paul Duffell, New York University
Contact
Milton Ruiz
E-Mail
ruizm@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Astrophysics, Gravitation, and Cosmology Seminar

Novel methods in recent years have been developed for numerically solving the hydrodynamical and MHD equations relevant to all kinds of astrophysical flows.  I will first (briefly) present one such computational technique, where the numerical grid follows the MHD flow using a "moving mesh".  I will then present some astrophysical scenarios for which I have applied this method, including planet formation and high-energy transients such as supernovae and gamma ray bursts.

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