Institute for Astronomy


Research on astrophysical simulations at the IfA.


SIMBA Galaxies
Galaxies forming stars in the SIMBA cosmological simulation.

Members of the IfA work on simulations of astrophysical systems, from the formation of planetary systems in the Galaxy to the evolution of cosmic structures and the large-scale structure of the Universe.

Our areas of focus include structured-grid finite difference schemes, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, compressible flows involving gravity, the application of particle-based methods to the gravitational N-body problem, and accellerated radiative-transfer algorithms.

The IfA also has close links to members of the Applied Mathematics group within the School of Mathematics.