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Kyle Kanos

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I currently am getting my PhD in Physics, specializing in Computational Astrophysics (magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) models of supernova remnants). I use Fortran 90+ for my hydrodynamic codes, but am familiar with C/C++, Lua, and Python.

My profile image is actually one of my recent simulations. It is a plot of the logarithm of the number density of particles (dark is more dense) of a supernova remnant expanding into a homogeneous medium. The wiggles are actually Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities developing due to the interaction of the two plasmas. It took about 4 hours to complete the simulation (this is image 67 of 80) on TACC's Stampede.

My expertise is in astrophysics, fluid dynamics and numerical methods, but I am a professional physicist (meaning I should be able to answer most general questions). According to my profile, most of my answers are in

Feel free to ping me in chat, where I'm usually logged in.

In case you want to contact me, my email address is:

kylekanos [at] yahoo [dot] com

Note that I'm often a little busy, so replies to emails may not be immediate.

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