CHARMS is the acronym for Coordinated Hydrodynamic and Astrophysical Research, Modeling, and Synthesis, an ASIAA/TIARA initiative that focuses on bridging the theory and numerical astrophysics with cutting-edge observational astrophysics.
Since 2008, CHARMS has established three main development directions, which include the hydrodynamic/magnetohydrodynamic simulation package (ZeusTW), the hydrodynamic simulation package with the abilities of timely chemical evolution (KM1/KM2), and the simulation packages for astrophysical radiative transfer (SPARX, Perspective, HOCHUNK3D). Recently, efforts are extending into development of GPU-based codes (Astaroth). These packages have been applied to several science projects including the collapse of protostellar cores and the formation of circumstellar disks, formation and evolution of low-mass protostellar jets and outflows, formation of protoplanets and circumplanetary disks, physics in the photon-dominated regions, and the evolution of low-mass stars beyond main sequence.
- Large telescope projects at ASIAA are at the frontiers of future high-resolution observations (e.g., ALMA, GMT/TMT).
- Timely efforts are needed as telescope projects go global, and require a community, large or small, or a global network to tackle the complex problems.
- TEAM efforts!
The Integrated Components
- Science cases
- Numerical simulations providing dynamical Models
- Chemistry and chemical evolution
- Radiative transfer and line formation
- Diagnostic probes
- Laboratory Experiments
- Synthetic observations and applications
Project Descriptions and Research Highlights in Poster Presentations (Chinese)
2015 Open House
2013 Open House