The MPI - Adaptive Mesh Refinement - Versatile Advection Code

This version of the MPI-AMRVAC software was initiated in the course of 2006-2007 by Bart van der Holst in collaboration with Rony Keppens at the Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics (CmPA) at KU Leuven. The code has some heritage (in the solver part) to the Versatile Advection Code or VAC, initiated by Gabor Toth at the Astronomical Institute at Utrecht in November 1994, with help from Rony Keppens since 1996.

MPI-AMRVAC is developed by a growing number of people:

Past contributors to MPI-AMRVAC are:

The work benefitted from funding by K.U.Leuven GOA/2009/009; FWO project G.0277.08; and FP7 project SWIFF.

Funding of the ERC is acknowledged through ERC Advanced grant PROMINENT

We thank the following people for their contribution to (earlier versions of) the software development:

Gabor Toth                   For the original VAC software
Hans Goedbloed               Scientific and Financial (project) support
Dries Kimpe                  valuable expertise on MPI parallelism, general computing support
Peter Delmont                visualisation efforts and challenging tests
Hubert Baty                  original and challenging applications
Margreet Nool                early original AMRVAC coding efforts