Theoretical & Computational Astrophysics
Ph.D. Program in Computational Astrophysics
The University developes forefront research on computational astrophysics, computational fluid dynamics and astrophysically driven numerical methods. In addition ongoing research comprises, e.g.,theoretical and numerical studies on the physics of the interstellar medium in galaxies (including molecular clouds and star formation, Local Bubble, disk-halo interaction in spirals, mixing and chemodynamics), supersonic turbulence and plasma emission.
The University is involved in international consortia involving ongoing (e.g., Chandra, XMM-Newton, WSO-UV, Planck) and proposed (Gamma Ray Imager, CORE) space missions, as well as, high performance computing in Europe (PRACE funded by EC under the FP7 framework, ASTROSIM funded by ESF) and coordinated Supercomputing networks under European Comission.
Goals of the Program
Train with high standards both tecnical and scientifically young high profile researchers to be enrroled in research, development and applicational work in Astrophysics or another scientific area, including engineering, requiring deep knowledge in high performance computing and advanced numerical technics.
The Program Offers
The Ph.D. program is divided into two parts:
The graduate course is useful for those who want to learn high performace computing and advanced numerical technics, but do not want to be enrolled in Astrophysical Research. Hence this course can be attended by any graduate student from different scientific areas including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geosciences, Applied Mathematics, Physics of Atmosphere, Engineering, Financial Engineering, etc.
Eligibility for the Graduate Course and Research Program
Research in Astrophysics, Physics, applied Mathematics and Engineering - with applications to Biophysics, Geosciences, Physics of Atmospheres, Medical Sciences, Biology, Financial engineering, etc.
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