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Ph.D. Program in Computational Astrophysics

Title:"Molecular cloud formation in the turbulent interstellar medium"
Computing Facility: 
Supercomputer Milipeia
Funding Body: Centro de Fisica Computacional - U. Coimbra, Portugal

Research Team:
Miguel A. de Avillez (PI).
Goals:
high resolution modelling of decaying and contrinuously driven supersonic turbulence in molecular clouds.
CPU Allocated Time:
 150.000 hours
Status:
02.Jan-30.June 2008

Title:"ERASMUS Intensive Program - Supercomputing and Numerical Techniques in Astrophysics Fluid Flow Modeling"
Funding Body: European Community - ERASMUS program
Project ID:
ERASMUS IP-EVORA01-18-2007
Research Team: Miguel A. de Avillez (PI). Co-Is: Dieter Breitschwerdt (Universität Wien, Austria), Pedro V. Alberto (U. Coimbra), Patrick Hennebelle (Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris), Ralf-Jurgen Dettmar (Ruhr Universität Bochum) Michal Hanasz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), F. Neves (Polithecnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal), and Ana Gomez de Castro (U. Complutense Madrid, Spain)
Goals: Intensive training on computational and numerical methods in Astrophysics fluid flow
.
Status:04.Feb.2008 through 23.Feb.2008 in Evora.

Title: "The Ionization of Diffuse Extraplanar Gas Layers in Spiral Galaxies"
Funding Body: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT)
Program ID: PTDC/CTE-AST/70877/2006

Research Team: Miguel A. de Avillez (PI), Dieter Breitschwerdt (U. Vienna, Austria) 
Goals: Study of the secondary sources of ionization of DIGs in star-forming galaxies
Status: 02.Jan.2008-31.12.2010

Title: "Investigation of the physics of supersonic compressible turbulence by high-resolution numerical simulations of molecular clouds in star forming galaxies"
Funding Body: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT)
Program ID: PTDC/FIS/70878/2006
Research Team: Miguel A. de Avillez (PI), Dieter Breitschwerdt (U. Vienna, Austria) and Ashish Asgekar (BITS-Pilani, Goa, India)
Goals: 3D study of the formation and fragmentation of molecular clouds by supersonic turbulence.
Status: 01.May.2007-30.April.2010

Title: "The Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A Deep Survey of the Nearest Face-on Spiral Galaxy"
Funding Body: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Research Team: Manami Sasaki (PI; Harvard, US), CIs from several universities across the US and Europe, among them Miguel Avillez (U. Evora) and Dieter Breitschwerdt (U. Vienna, Austria)
Goals: Study of the M33 Galaxy in X-ray by means of the Chandra Telescope
Observing Allocated Time: 1.400.000 seconds
Status: In progress

Title: "Turbulent Mixing in the Interstellar Medium of Star Forming Galaxies"
Program ID: POCTI/FIS/58352/2004
Funding Body: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT)
Research Team: Miguel A. de Avillez (PI) and Dieter Breitschwerdt (CI)
Goals: Study of turbulent mixing in the supernova-driven ISM.
Status: 02.Jan.2005-31.Dec.2007

Title: "Self-Consistent Dynamical and Thermal Evolution of Galactic Fountains - I"
Program ID: PESO/P/PRO/40149/2000
Funding body: Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT)
Research Team: Miguel A. de Avillez (PI) Dieter Breitschwerdt (CI) and Marco Carreira (Research Student, CI)
Goals: Development of numerical methods for non-equilibrium ionization.
Status: Completed

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