The University of Helsinki is developing a 6-dimensional Vlasov theory-based simulation called Vlasiator. The focus is to simulate the entire near-Earth space at a global scale using the kinetic hybrid-Vlasov approach, to study fundamental plasma processes (reconnection, particle acceleration, shocks) and gain a deeper understanding of space weather.

Vlasiator on Twitter


Vlasiator team looking at first 6D results of the near Earth #space! 🤘😎 https://t.co/DJRwea4xnp

Celebrating @Maxime_Grandin accepted paper by Maxime’s #proton #precipitation cake! ann-geophys-discuss.net/angeo-2019-59/ https://t.co/tFhBONF5S3

Vlasiator-based figure made it to the cover of Journal of Geophysical Research! Figure highlights a study by… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Wohoo - Vlasiator is now in 6D! Major breakthrough, some large leaps for us, huge for #space #physics! https://t.co/g16OqTZX2T