Radiative transfer simulations
Our research revolves around the theoretical description of atmospheres along with their corresponding radiation fields. In order to compute both with increasing level of detail and resolution, we are developing the PHOENIX code.
Scientists who would like to use our models can download individual ones or full grids either from our local archive or from our collaborators in Göttingen. Those with a worthwhile idea that requires more specialized data should feel free contact us, of course.
What is PHOENIX?
PHOENIX is a general-purpose state-of-the-art radiative transfer code. Its purpose is to calculate atmospheres and spectra of stars all across the HR-diagram. Across its 30 years of continuous development, it has been expanded to describe a multitude of objects, ranging from main sequence stars and irradiated planets across TTauri stars and disks up to expanding shells of novae and supernovae. Out of necessity, the code is highly trimmed for efficiency, with enormous attention devoted to massively parallel computing performance.