POLARIS (POLArized RadIation Simulator) is a 3D Monte-Carlo radiative transfer code

(Reissl et al. 2016)

  • Intensity and polarization of light emerging from analytical astrophysical models as well as complex magneto-hydrodynamic simulations on various grids
  • Dust heating, -scattering, -emission, -grain alignment, line radiative transfer, and synchrotron simulations
  • Synthetic intensity and polarization maps
  • Full set of physical quantities (density, temperature, velocity, magnetic field distribution, and dust grain properties as well as different sources of radiation) as input