Theoretical & Computational Astrophysics

Ongoing Research Topics
  • Local Bubble
  • Interstellar medium
  • Disk-halo interaction in star-forming galaxies
  • Extraplanar diffuse ionized gas
  • Compressible Turbulence
  • Plasma emission of optically thin plasmas
  • Adaptive Mesh Refinement
  • Computational Astrophysics

State-of-the-art Software Development

  • EAF-PAMR code - An astrophysical fluids-parallel adaptive mesh refinement code. Calculates the HD and MHD evolution of gases under different conditions using adaptive/block mesh refinement.
  • EA+MPEC - A photo-collisional ionization evolution code. Traces the ionization structure, cooling, and line and continuum emissions.
  • OpenCL astrophysical software to run in GPUs.

Graduate Training - Ph.D. program in Computational Astrophysics

For further details and informations
  • Contact the Ph.D. program coordinator: Prof. Dr. Miguel Avillez (mavillez at