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Overview of areas of research within the Laboratory for Scientific Computing.

Relativistic Hydrodynamics

In astrophysics, an area of interest is Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton accretion, which is fluid flow onto a compact object. This typically simulates the accretion of a gas onto a dense object. It is interesting to extend this to accretion onto black holes, and to investigate the dependence of the flow field on the upstream velocity, the spin of the black hole, and any perturbations in the upstream fluid density.

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