Requirements & reading material


Individual LAPTOP (no Windows operating system allowed) with:

  1. gfortran and gcc compilers
  2. gnuplot
  3. yt
  4. tipsy
  5. plplot library
  6. gadgetviewer

Further instructions can be found in


We will provide temporal access to a computing cluster.

Previous Reading Material

1) “Galaxy Formation and Evolution” by Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch, Simon White. 1st Edition (in the appendices there is basic reading material on numerical simulations).
2) V. Springel, N. Yoshida, and S.D.M. White, GADGET: a code for collisionless and gasdynamical cosmological simulations, New Astronomy 6, 79-117 (2001).
3) V. Springel, The cosmological simulation code GADGET-2, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 364, 1105-1134 (2005).
4) V. Springel, High performance computing and numerical modelling (Lecture Notes, 43rd Saas-Fee Course), arXiv: 1412.5187 (2014).
5) E. Bertschinger, Simulations of structure formation in the universe, Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 36, 599-654 (1998).
6) Mario A. Rodríguez-Meza, chap. 22, Travesuras cosmológicas de Einstein et al. (2016).
7) Mario A. Rodríguez-Meza, chap. 1, Métodos numéricos en astrofísica (2011). Ch.
8) Mario A. Rodríguez-Meza, El método del SPH y sus aplicaciones. Informe técnico CB-014/2002, ININ (2002).

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