Seven-League Hydro Code – SLH

A code for multidimensional simulations of hydrodynamics in stellar evolution.

About Philipp

I am a postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.

My research focusses on stellar hydrodynamics, in particular convection, convective boundary mixing and rotation. I am also interested in nuclear reaction networks and the modeling of thermonuclear deflagrations in degenerate matter. I am involved in the development of new numerical schemes with applied mathematicians.

Before moving to New Mexico I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University in the UK and in the Physics of Stellar Objects group lead by Friedrich Röpke at Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Even earlier I was at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and at Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) in Garching bei München, where I receviced my PhD on Coupling of Nuclear Reaction Networks and Hydrodynamics for Application in Stellar Astrophysics from Technische Universität München.

I am married and in my spare time enjoy contributing to free software.

Philipp smiling at you

About Fabian

Fabian designed and implemented most of the basic structure of the SLH during his PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA). He also developed a new Riemann Solver for use in the low and high Mach number regime. (Miczek et al., 2015)

About Fritz

Friedrich (Fritz) Röpke is the group leader of the research group Physics of Stellar Objects at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). He supervised the project from its very beginning.

The team

Many others have contributed to SLH, mostly through thesis projects. This is a nonexhaustive list of current and former team members:

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