Mar 04, 2014:
COST Action Exploring fundamental physics with compact stars (NewCompStar) started


Apr 15, 2014:
LIGO's Documentary Premiere


May 31, 2014:
Valencia, Spain
1-5 September 2014
Deadline for early registration and abstract submission


Welcome to the homepage of the Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology Group of the University of Valencia (Spain).

At the Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology (CompAC) Group of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Valencia we conduct research devoted to understand the underlying physics and dynamics of some of the most representative scenarios in the fields of Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology. In order to achieve these goals our work strongly relies on the analysis of the most relevant physical processes, multidimensional numerical magneto-hydrodynamical and radiative transfer simulations. The constitutive areas of research of the group members and their broad objectives are as follows:

The team members of CompAC have a wide experience in the development, optimization and parallelization of simulation codes based on several numerical techniques (Finite Volume/Finite Difference methods for the equations of both classical and relativistic Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics, N-body techniques, AMR, Numerical Relativity,...). Also they have regular access to high-performance supercomputing facilities, as the Red Española de Supercomputación-BSC or PRACE.

The research activity of the group is developed in connection with a large number of observational and theoretical groups at renowned research centers (IAC, IAA, Departamento de Astrofísica-UCM, Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia-UB, Department of Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, MPA, MPIfR, AEI, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Institute for Computational Cosmology-Durham University, and others).

CompAC gathers financial support from several regional, state and/or European research programs:

CompAC closely collaborates with CAMAP project in several fields of numerical Relativistic Astrophysics.

It is also a member of the Institut Valencià d'Investigació Cooperativa en Física Avançada (IVICFA).