Tuesday 05 Feb 2019[Journal Club] Simulating star-forming regions with AMUSE

Dr. Steven Rieder - University of Exeter

4th Floor Interaction Area 11:15-11:45

Most simulation codes are written to do one thing really well; such as gravity, stellar evolution, or gas dynamics. In star-forming regions, all of these play an important role. To prevent the need for a catch-all "kitchen sink" code, AMUSE (the Astrophysical Multipurpose Software Environment) was developed. With AMUSE, it is possible to combine different simulation codes and let them work together on a single problem, with additional benefits including a common interface in Python and automatic unit conversion.
In this talk I will discuss AMUSE and how I use it to simulate star-forming regions.

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