Recent applications using Athena

James McLellan Stone, M. N. Lemaster

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Athena is a new numerical code for astrophysical MHD which preserves the divergence-free constraint exactly, conserves total energy, and works with nested and adaptive meshes. The current status of the code is summarized. Athena is being used for a number of applications, a selection of which are described here, including the magnetic Rayleigh-Taylor instability, MHD shock-cloud interaction, and the decay of supersonic MHD turbulence. Future applications and algorithm developments are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
StatePublished - 2009
EventMagnetic Fields in the Universe II: From Laboratory and Stars to the Primordial Universe - Cozumel, Mexico
Duration: Jan 28 2008Feb 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


  • Hydrodynamics
  • MHD
  • Methods: numerical


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