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AGORA Isolated Disk Comparison Test - Paper Submitted

posted Oct 7, 2016, 1:06 AM by Ji-hoon Kim   [ updated Mar 6, 2018, 6:09 PM ]

Dear AGORA Colleagues, 

First of all, thank you very much as always for your contribution and interest in the AGORA Project.  As you all are aware, over the past years many of us have been working to compare full high-resolution gravito-hydrodynamics simulations of an isolated disk galaxy across different numerical platforms.  And now, after a great amount of work by many, the AGORA Disk Comparison Group — formerly known as Paper Group 4 — is pleased to announce that the second report of the AGORA Collaboration has been submitted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. 

● Paper - arXiv link:  


● Paper - Local/high-resolution version:  


(28 pages with 35 figures as of Oct. 6)

● Disk Comparison Group Workspace:  


(membership required; all figures have been updated with the latest entries from participating code groups to match the draft; last update Sep. 29)

We thank all the passionate participants in this endeavor including, in particular, the code leaders who led the effort within each code group to execute and analyze simulations:  Butler, Ceverino, Choi, Feldmann, Keller, Lupi, Quinn/Wallace, Revaz, and Teyssier.  We also thank those who implemented the Grackle interface with each code, and those who provided inputs on the early version of the paper during and after this year's Workshop at UCSC.  Lastly we thank the members of the core writers group and the AGORA Steering Committee for carefully reviewing the manuscript.  


Ji-hoon on behalf of the AGORA Disk Comparison Group and the AGORA Steering Committee