Department of Mathematics
Theoretical & Computational Astrophysics
Ph.D. on Computational Astrophysics - Application Periods:
Newly Released OpenCL Software: Atomic and Molecular Plasma Emission Code
We developed the Eborae Atomic and Molecular Plasma Emission Code (E(A+M)PEC) to trace in a time-dependent fashion the thermal state of a plasma (composed by the ten most abundant elements in nature - H, He, C, N, O, Ne, Mg, Si, S, and Fe) to determine on the spot (during the MHD evolution of a system) the cooling and emission spectra. E(A+M)PEC runs on multi-core CPUs and on NVIDIA GPUs by means of OpenCL. For further details see Avillez (2011) and Avillez & Spitoni (2011).
02-14 February 2009: European Science Foundation and ERASMUS Training School "Supercomputing 2009 - Supercomputing and Numerical Techniques in Astrophysics Fluid Flow". Evora, Portugal.
15-19 August 2008: International Meeting on "The Role of Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs.Infall?". Espinho, Portugal.
04-23 February 2008: ERASMUS Intensive Program on "Supercomputing and Numerical Techniques in Astrophysics Fluid Flow Modelling". Evora, Portugal.
02.10.2007: 150.000 CPU hours in the MILIPEIA Supercomputer facility, University of Coimbra (Portugal), awarded to our project "Molecular cloud formation in the turbulent interstellar medium".
12.08.2006: "The Local Bubble"-public outreach article in Portal do Astronomo.
Since 2002 our 3D parsec-scale ISM simulations are in exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, as part of the Hayden Planetarium show"The Search for Life: Are We Alone?"
04.11.16: New full peer review journal "ASTRA-Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions".