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© SpringerLiving Reviews in Computational Astrophysics is a full open-access journal publishing critical reviews of modern computational methods and tools in astrophysics. They evaluate existing work, place it in meaningful context, and suggest areas for new research. These “living” articles are kept up-to-date by the authors.

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Stellar Astrophysics

2017 - 2:1
Friedrich Kupka / Herbert J. Muthsam, 
Modelling of stellar convection

lrca-2015-2
Wolfram Schmidt, 
Large Eddy Simulations in Astrophysics

Relativistic Astrophysics

lrca-2017-2
Dinshaw S. Balsara, 
Higher-order accurate space-time schemes for computational astrophysics—Part I: finite volume methods

lrca-2015-3
José María Martí / Ewald Müller, 
Grid-based Methods in Relativistic Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics

lrca-2015-1
Stephan Rosswog,
SPH Methods in the Modelling of Compact Objects

Planetary Astrophysics

[in preparation]

Interstellar Medium

[in preparation]

Cosmology

[in preparation]

Astrophysics of Galaxies

[in preparation]

Algorithms and Codes

2018 - 4:1
Minna Palmroth / Urs Ganse / Yann Pfau-Kempf / Markus Battarbee / Lucile Turc / Thiago Brito / Maxime Grandin / Sanni Hoilijoki / Arto Sandroos / Sebastian von Alfthan, 
Vlasov methods in space physics and astrophysics

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  • Computational methods for neutrino transport in CCSN
  • Large chemical networks in astrochemistry
  • Large-scale dark matter simulations
  • Magneto-thermal evolution of neutron stars
  • MHD turbulence
  • Modelling of nebular spectra for supernovae
  • Monte Carlo radiative transfer methods
  • Multi‐scale particle acceleration studies in astrophysical shocks systems
  • Numerical aspects of dust evolution in disks
  • Numerical models of planetary atmosphere dynamics
  • Numerical simulations of core-collapse supernovae
  • PIC methods in astrophysics
  • Simulations of cosmic ray propagation
  • Simulations of the interstellar medium
  • Supernova hydrodynamics and progenitor asymmetries
  • Turbulence in proto-stellar disks
  • Unified first order hyperbolic formulation of continuum mechanics: developments and prospects