ASIAA Summer Students Program
ASIAA Summer Student Program 2022
July 1 - August 31

2022 Project Description

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Computational Methods, Benchmarking and Code Development for Astrophysical Fluids
This project can be carried out remotely.

Computational fluid dynamics
Numerical Methods


Hsien Shang
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Task Description and Goals

We develop hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic codes for astrophysical problems in CompAS and CHARMS groups. For the 2022 Summer Student Program, we invite students to explore the development and validation of high-order conservative finite difference methods.

  1. The students will be given a short introduction about the state-of-art of a family of high order finite difference schemes.
  2. We'll provide a set of codes and help the students to get familiar with the structure and setup of these solvers.
  3. The students will have hands-on experience in testing the accuracy and performance of numerical methods for HD-MHD problems.
We look for highly-motivated students who have strong interests in numerical methods, code development techniques, and their potential applications.

Required Background

Required backgrounds:

  1. Good knowledge of any of these programming languages: Python, Fortran, C/C++
  2. College-level applied mathematics or mathematical methods
  3. English communication, reading and writing
Plus, knowledge in the following may be desirable:
  1. Parallel programming, and other techniques
  2. Python, Matlab, or interactive plotting tools

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