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On toolboxes and telescopes

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We outline new ways of using computers as scientific tools, introducing two concepts which go beyond traditional numerical simulations. On the level of software, we describe a “dynamicist’s workbench”, an environment to provide interactive support for setting up, executing and analyzing computational experiments. On the level of hardware, we discuss the concept of a “computational observatory”, especially designed and manufactured for specific problems in stellar dynamics.


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  • Core Radius
  • Polar Ring
  • Stellar Dynamic
  • Secular Theory

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Hut, P., Sussman, G.J. (1986). On toolboxes and telescopes. In: Hut, P., McMillan, S.L.W. (eds) The Use of Supercomputers in Stellar Dynamics. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 267. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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