PROTEUS

An Adaptive Numerical Framework to Simulate Lava Exoplanets

With the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomy can now characterize hot rocky extrasolar planets that are potentially similar to the conditions of the primitive Earth right after its formation. Characterizing the thermodynamic and climatic properties of these worlds will enable us to better understand the geologic conditions that enabled the origin of life on our own world. In the past years my collaborators and I have developed the numerical framework PROTEUS, which enables advanced simulation of the geophysical evolution and outgassing atmospheres of lava planets.

We propose to modularize the framework to enable flexible extension of the software environment, which brings new challenges for code sustainability and interoperability, and therefore requires significant developments in architectural design. The proposed adaptive structure of PROTEUS will enable important advances for the interpretation of exoplanet observations, which will enable scientific breakthroughs in our understanding of the nature of rocky extrasolar planets.

Participating organisations

University of Groningen
Netherlands eScience Center
Natural Sciences & Engineering
Natural Sciences & Engineering

Team

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Tim Lichtenberg
Lead Applicant
University of Groningen
Rena Bakhshi
Rena Bakhshi
Programme Manager
Netherlands eScience Center
Laurent Soucasse
Laurent Soucasse
Lead RSE
Netherlands eScience Center

Related software

PROTEUS

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PROTEUS is a Python framework that simulates the coupled evolution of the atmospheres and interiors of rocky planets.

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