PHYS-717 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Invited lecturers (see below), Schober Jennifer Waltraud

Language: English


Only this year


The course will cover some fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) theory with hands-on sessions to learn the basics of MHD simulations using the open-source Pencil Code (



Dates: 21.05.24 to 24.05.24

Lecturers: Jennifer Schober, Alberto Roper Pol


Magnetohydrodynamics, Numerical Simulations, Early Universe

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Basic Python knowledge, Electrodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Cosmology/Astrophysics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • to setup simulations of magnetohydrodynamics problems with the Pencil Code and to analyze the simulation data with python routines.



Pencil Code website:
Bernoulli program "Generation, evolution, and observations of cosmological magnetic fields":

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Number of places: 45
  • Exam form: Oral (session free)
  • Subject examined: Simulations of Early Universe Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Lecture: 16 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 16 Hour(s)

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