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


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

Vlasiator team is excited to hear that Finland gets one of the fastest supercomputers in the world! We are waiting… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Very cool! twitter.com/annijakobsson/…

Wohoo, congrats @LucileTurc for getting @SuomenAkatemia Fellowship! Vlasiator team is proud and happy for you! https://t.co/tY9BzqNhN6