Organization of the Center

The organizational structure of the Flash Center consists of the Management Group and the following two active research groups:

The Plasma Applications Group
The Plasma Applications Group focuses on Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, and High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) to use the FLASH code to simulate the physics of plasmas that are very hot and dense. The primary research focus involves modeling experiments that study the properties of self-generated magnetic fields in plasmas. This research has relevance to basic science, cosmology/astrophysics, inertial confinement fusion and fusion energy.

The Code Group
The Code Group is focused on adding capabilities to the FLASH code that enable HEDP simulations, in addition to maintaining the code that carries out the core astrophysics calculations. Its members include physicists, engineers and computer scientists. They are also responsible for porting, distribution and user support of the FLASH code.

Past Groups of the Center

The Supernova Astrophysics Group
The Astrophysics Group carried out simulations of Type Ia (thermonuclear-powered) and Type Ib/c and Type II (core collapse) supernovae and validated current models of these explosions against observations. The group also studied key physical processes in these events.
Contact Information The Flash Center Management Group coordinates the activities of the Center on a daily basis. The members of the Management Group are Petros Tzeferacos (Director), Adam Reyes (Code Group Leader), and Jenni Oliver (Business Administrator).