Wolfgang Steffen (Instituto de Astronomica, UNAM, Ensenada, Mexico)

Astrophysical simulations with interactive computergraphi
When May 04, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture hall
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A multi-purpose interactive astrophysical modeling system is presented. The system called “Shape” includes an interactive 3D environment to construct morpho-kinematic model structures on which radiation transfer and hydrodynamic evolution can be computed. The built-in prototypical hydrodynamics module distinguishes itself from conventional systems through its 3D interface and interactivity before and during simulation that requires no programming intervention by theuser. The hydrodynamics is highly parallelized and is computed on the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). Visualization and analysis can be performed within Shape. Hydrodynamics and 3D-mesh based objectscan be mixed which allows for the modeling, analysis and visualization of highly complex objects.