A framework to study the themo-chemical evolution of rocky and icy bodies (planets, moons, and planetoids) in the solar system and beyond.
A JS compiled (older) version can be found here: https://gaia.respawned.space/ . Just click Run in the Run tab and switch to Temperature or Velocity tab.
Golden Spike Award 2012, Project: A particle-in-cell Method to model the Influence of Partial Melt on Mantle Convection
Golden Spike Award 2015, Project: Large Scale Numerical Simulations of Planetary Interiors
One of six HPC codes selected to run on HLRS supercomputer Hornet, a Cray XC40 system
Selected cover image for the cover of Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Wiley. Publication: Onset of solid-state mantle convection and mixing during magma ocean solidification
Selected cover image for the cover of Geophysical Research Letters, Wiley. Publication: The Thermal State and Interior Structure of Mars
By comparing the numerical simulations with the experiment data, we are able to verify the validity of our computer models and expand the parameter space to ranges not applicable for an experiment.