Center for Computational Astrophysics

The Center for Computational Astrophysics executes research programs on systems ranging in scales from planets to cosmology, creating and using computational tools for data analysis and theory. It also supports, trains, and equips diverse members of the global astrophysics community and convenes events and workshops in New York City.

Our Mission:
▪ Solve important, hard problems in computational astrophysics. Focus on problems that we at Flatiron are uniquely positioned to solve. ▪ Invent and propagate better data-analysis practices, analytical methods and computational methods for the global astrophysics community, with a focus on rigor. ▪ Develop, maintain and contribute to open-source software packages, open data and their communities. ▪ Create and support a community of astrophysics doers, learners and mentors in New York City and beyond. ▪ Train and launch diverse early-career researchers in astrophysics with unique capabilities in computational methods.

Groups

Collaborative Work

Jamie Taylor: The Evolution of Stellar Rotation: Alone and Together, Inside and Out

Research Highlights

The Open Cluster Chemical Abundances and Mapping Survey. VI. Galactic Chemical Gradient Analysis from APOGEE DR17

N. Meyers, J. Donor, T. Spoo, P. M. Frinchaboy, K. Cunha, A. Price-Whelan, S. R. Majewski, R. L. Beaton, G. Zasowski, J. O'Connell, A. E. Ray, D. Bizyaev, C. Chiappini, D. A. García-Hernández, D. Geisler, H. Jönsson, R. R. Lane, P. Longa-Peña, I. Minchev, D. Minniti, C. Nitschelm, A. Roman-Lopes

The goal of the Open Cluster Chemical Abundances and Mapping (OCCAM) survey is to constrain key Galactic dynamic and chemical…

The Astronomical Journal

Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Time-Dependent Convection, Energy Conservation, Automatic Differentiation, and Infrastructure

A. Jermyn, E. B. Bauer, J. Schwab, R. Farmer, W. H. Ball, E. P. Bellinger, A. Dotter, M. Joyce, P. Marchant, J. S. G. Mombarg, W. M. Wolf, T. L. S. Wong, G. C. Cinquegrana, E. Farrell, R. Smolec, A. Thoul, M. Cantiello, F. Herwig, O. Toloza, L. Bildsten, R. H. D. Townsend, F. X. Timmes

We update the capabilities of the open-knowledge software instrument Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA). The new auto_diff module…

arXiv: 2208.03651

Director

Software

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