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    The Laboratory for Computational Astrophysics develops scientific application codes for simulating time-dependent astrophysical and cosmological fluid dynamics on state-of-the-art computational platforms. Members of the LCA apply these codes to the problems of star formation, galaxy formation, interstellar turbulence, and cosmological large scale structure.

    Expertise: <ul> <li>numerical gas dynamics, MHD, and radiation hydrodynamics</li> <li>parallel computing (MPI, OpenMP, UPC)</li> <li>adaptive mesh refinement</li> <li>software development</li> <li>object-oriented scientific computing</li> </ul>

    Current projects: <ul> <li><a href="http://lca.ucsd.edu/projects/enzo" target="_blank"> ENZO</a></li> <li><a href="http://lca.ucsd.edu/projects/lcatest" target="_blank"> lcatest</a></li> <li><a href="http://lca.ucsd.edu/projects/lcaperf" target="_blank"> lcaperf</a></li> <li><a href="http://client65-88.sdsc.edu/projects/cello" target="_blank"> Cello</a></li> <li><a href="http://cadac.sdsc.edu" target="_blank"> CADAC</a></li> <li>StarGate</li> </ul>

    Team members: <ul> <li><b>Michael Norman</b> Director</li> <li><b>Robert Harkness</b> </li> <li><b>Arun Jagatheesan</b> </li> <li><b>Richard Wagner</b> </li> <li><b>James Bordner</b> Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS)</li> <li><b>Pascal Paschos</b> Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS)</li> <li><b>Alexei Kritsuk</b> Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS)</li> <li><b>Matt Turk</b> Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS)</li> <li><b>David Collins</b> Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS)</li> <li><b>Stephen Skory</b> Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS)</li> <li><b>Geoffrey So</b> Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS)</li> </ul>

    Website: http://lca.ucsd.edu