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The Theoretical Institute for Advanced Research in Astrophysics (TIARA)

Neon Fine-Structure Line Emission from the Outflows of Young Stellar Objects
Neon Fine-Structure Line Emission from the Outflows of Young Stellar Objects
“The First Hundred Million Years of the Solar System” workshop in November 2013
TIARA Winter School on Cosmology in February 2014
Numerical model for the asymmetric distribution of gas and dust column density maps of a face-on protoplanetary disk.
Stellar density wave of the spiral galaxy M81.
Stellar density wave of the spiral galaxy M81.
Stellar density wave of the spiral galaxy M81.
Stellar density wave of the spiral galaxy M81.
TIARA 2013 Summer School on Astrobiology
TIARA 2012 Winter School on High Redshift Galaxies at ASIAA_2
TIARA 2012 Winter School on High Redshift Galaxies at ASIAA
Star Formation Summer School at ASIAA in 2011 June_2
Star Formation Summer School at ASIAA in 2011 June
TIARA Workshop "Star Formation through Spectroimaging at High Angular Resolution" held at ASIAA in 2011 June
TIARA Workshop "Star Formation through Spectroimaging at High Angular Resolution" held at ASIAA in 2011 June.
Binary nature revealed in a spiral pattern of AFGL 3068
Magnetospheric Accretion and Ejection of Matter in Resistive Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations
Magnetospheric Accretion and Ejection of Matter in Resistive Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations
Magnetospheric Accretion and Ejection of Matter in Resistive Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations

The Theoretical Institute for Advanced Research in Astrophysics (TIARA) was established in 2004 to provide an integrated program of research and education in theoretical astrophysics. The concept of TIARA was developed to take advantage of the growing body of observational data underlying the origin and evolution of stars and planets, of compact objects, and galaxies in the universe that is being gathered by the astronomical community in Taiwan and elsewhere. TIARA during the first 10 years, has been based at the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU). Since 2013, TIARA has moved back to ASIAA to be based at NTU. TIARA aims to facilitate the efforts of researchers and the training of future theoretical astrophysicists throughout Taiwan and Asia and to integrate the results of the research into the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at Taiwan's universities and academic institutions.

Since coming into existence, TIARA has hosted a winter/summer school and 2-4 workshops or topical programs of various scales each year. The level of activities is now similar to that at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Toronto, Canada (CITA) and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California (KITP). The astrophysicists visiting Taiwan through its active visitors program, workshops, and schools, bring forefront research in theoretical astrophysics to both the observational and theoretical groups in the astronomy institutes, physics departments, and ASIAA in Taiwan. Since its establishment, TIARA has become one of the most active theoretical astrophysics institutes in Asia.

Together with the forefront observational facilities being developed by ASIAA, the TIARA programs stimulate interest in astronomy by graduate students at the universities and academic institutions, thus building and maintaining the human resources for future initiatives in theoretical and observational astronomy.

TIARA continues to enhance its high performance computation capability via both algorithms and hardware developments to meet the needs of theorists and simulators to address critical scientific questions. To support the demands for numerical modeling and to support data analysis in the ALMA era, numerical simulations involving hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, astrochemistry, and radiation transfer are being developed through the CHARM program. The comparison of the latest observations and the latest theories in a quantitative manner will be an important TIARA initiative.

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