Theory and modelling
Theoretical modelling is necessary to understand the physics from observational data. Theoretical simulations can also predict the future, or the past, of the Universe beyond the reach of observations. Where do we come from? What are we made of? Where are we going?
Some research topics in CAR are:
- Chemo-dynamical cosmological simulations (Kobayashij)
- The Horizon-AGN hydrodynamical cosmological simulation (Kaviraj)
- Simulating the Milky Way Galaxy (Kobayashi)
- Simulating the jets of active galactic nuclei (Hardcastle, Krause)
- Active nuclei in star-forming systems (Krause)
- Star clusters (Dale)
To study these effectively, large-scale simulations with large volumes and high resolution are required. For this, we have access to a local Linux cluster with ~1400 cores, the national supercomputing facility DiRAC, and the European infrastructure PRACE.
We are one of the core members of the UK nuclear astrophysics consortium BRIDGCE.