21 Dec 2011

  • (abs, pdf) Turk et al., Magnetic Fields in Population III Star Formation
  • (abs, pdf) Turk & Smith, High-Performance Astrophysical Simulations and Analysis with Python
  • (abs, pdf) Nakasato, Implementation of a Parallel Tree Method on a GPU
  • (abs, pdf) Whalen & Fryer, The Formation of Supermassive Black Holes from Low-Mass Pop III Seeds
  • (abs, pdf) Ciardi et al., The effect of intergalactic helium on hydrogen reionisation: implications for the sources of ionising photons at z > 6

New members and computer update

We have four new members to our group, starting in the Spring semester.  Chao Shi, a second-year graduate student, will be focusing on black hole growth from both stellar-sized and massive seeds.  Three undergraduate students, Erin Caldwell, Vasiliy Demchenko, and Martin Halicek, will be joining the group, obtaining valuable experience in astrophysics research and learning about various topics in high-redshift galaxy formation.

In other news, our cluster arrived in Georgia Tech a couple of weeks ago, and the IT guys are configuring it right now.  It’ll be ready and stress-tested by the new year. Then it’ll get some stress-testing from myself!

09 Dec 2011

  • (abs, pdf) Stinson et al., Confronting Simulations with the Observed CGM at z=0
  • (abs, pdf) Awat & Daisuke, Towards a self-consistent numerical model of late-type galaxies: Calibrating the effects of sub-grid physics on galactic models
  • (abs, pdf) Carroll-Nellenback et al., Efficient Parallelization for AMR MHD Multiphysics Calculations; Implementation in AstroBEAR
  • (abs, pdf) Feldmann et al., The X-factor in Galaxies: I. Dependence on Environment and Scale
  • (abs, pdf) Kim et al., The New Horizon Run Cosmological N-Body Simulations
  • (abs, pdf) Mesinger et al., The kinetic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich signal from inhomogeneous reionization: a parameter space study