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Our group's aim is to model the solar wind between the sun and earth in sufficient detail to simulate the effects of an incident supernova blast wave. We will explore distance to the supernova and its energy to determine under what conditions the solar wind adequately shields the Earth from the blast wave.
(June 3-4, 2014) We've successfully implemented the solar wind and supernova blast wave in VH-1 for parameter exploration. Meanwhile we're working on the 2D parallel implementation.
(June 5, 2014) We have a 2D cylindrical solar wind + blast wave simulation.
(June 6, 2014) Our Presentation!