Stellar and Gas Dynamics: Gravitational Wave Sources and Dark Matter

One of the strongest research points of our group is the astrophysical phenomena related to dense stellar and gas systems, such as our own Galactic Center but also globular clusters, including mergers of nuclei and clusters, accretion disks, tidal disruption of stars and formation of gravitational wave sources.

Stellar and Gas Dynamics of Galactic Nuclei and Globular Clusters

One of the strongest research points of our group is the astrophysical phenomena related to dense stellar and gas systems, such as our own Galactic Center but also globular clusters, including mergers of nuclei and clusters, accretion disks, tidal disruption of stars and formation of gravitational wave sources. [mehr]
The unknown nature of the dark matter of the Universe and the understanding of gravity are among the more tantalizing problems in modern physics. One particularly exciting approach to investigate these topics is to test the new theoretical models confronting them with accurate observations of the Sun and other stars.

Dark Matter

The unknown nature of the dark matter of the Universe and the understanding of gravity are among the more tantalizing problems in modern physics. One particularly exciting approach to investigate these topics is to test the new theoretical models confronting them with accurate observations of the Sun and other stars. [mehr]
The formation and evolution of protoplanetary systems, the breeding grounds of planet formation, is a fascinating complex dynamical problem that involves many orders of magnitudes. The formation is closely related to the formation of the host star itself.

Planets

The formation and evolution of protoplanetary systems, the breeding grounds of planet formation, is a fascinating complex dynamical problem that involves many orders of magnitudes. The formation is closely related to the formation of the host star itself. [mehr]
The evolution of N-body systems, like galactic nuclei or globular clusters, is a source of different astrophysical phenomena which can be simulated using computational algorithms. Due the theoretical scale complexity of this simulations, O<sup>2</sup> and even O<sup>3</sup>, serial programming (non-parallel) does not suffice: We need to use techniques and tools related to High Performance Computing, including the coding for massively parallel processors, the so-called Graphics Processing Units (GPU), in CUDA.

GPU Computing

The evolution of N-body systems, like galactic nuclei or globular clusters, is a source of different astrophysical phenomena which can be simulated using computational algorithms. Due the theoretical scale complexity of this simulations, O2 and even O3, serial programming (non-parallel) does not suffice: We need to use techniques and tools related to High Performance Computing, including the coding for massively parallel processors, the so-called Graphics Processing Units (GPU), in CUDA. [mehr]
 
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