Elias simulates the Sun's atmosphere through advanced 3D models

"That light carries information over extreme distances and explains faraway events! That's what fascinates me about astronomy" – Elias Roland Udnæs.

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Elias Roland Udnæs just graduated in Astrophysics at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo.

Elias Roland Udnæs is one of the students at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics who just graduated in Astronomy, a two years master programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UiO.

– My thesis calculates transport of radiation in the outer parts of the sun (the atmosphere). The unique part of my thesis is calculating this radiation on three-dimensional unstructured grids. I hope to find grids that are better suited for calculating radiation, Elias explains.

– What are the most important things you have learned in your master studies?
– Doing something every day, it does not matter how small; Prioritising the most important tasks; Taking breaks from working, restitution is important!

– What fascinates you most of astronomy?
– That light carries information over extreme distances and explains faraway events!
 
– Your "message in the bottle" to fellow master students is ...
– Spend most of your writing efforts on your own work. And, all results are important!
computer simulation of a 3D grid
Example of 3D grid used in the radiative transfer algorithm developed by Elias.

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Tags: master thesis, master program, Astrophysics, Computational Science, Solar Physics By Martina D'Angelo
Published July 4, 2022 10:28 AM - Last modified July 4, 2022 10:28 AM