FRONTIERS IN COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS

Particle and Flames in Radiative and Magnetic Flows

October 11-15, 2010
Lyon, France

Workshop Scope

Computational astrophysics has rapidly evolved in recent years. Multi-scale, multi-physics simulations of entire stars, planets, galaxies come within reach today. While promising new and decisive insights, this progress also challenges the computational astrophysics community. The workshop wants to support this development by bringing together researchers from different fields within and outside astrophysics. The goal of the workshop is to discuss computational approaches and strategies to efficiently tackle the above challenges in the age of massive parallelism.

Topics Covered

Astrophysics

interstellar medium turbulence and star formation, multi-dimensional stellar structure models, atmospheres of stars and planets, accretion flows, type Ia supernovae and novae.

Physical Processes

turbulence, combustion and explosive physics, particle acceleration and propagation, interplay between hydrodynamical and kinetic models in high energy objects, dynamos and magnetism, radiative transfer.

Computational Methods

multi-scale algorithms, efficient solvers of large linear systems, stiff equations, adaptive meshes, interface tracking, subgrid-scale modeling, massive parallelism and GPUs, visualization and data-analysis.

Workshop Participants

The workshop has invited distinguished colleagues of the astrophysical, mathematical, engineering, and computer science community who will present new algorithms and parallelization strategies for radiative and magnetic hydrodynamical and kinetic flows. In addition, we ask for application of contributed talks.

Workshop Organization

The workshop is part of the CECAM (Centre European de Calcul Atomique et Moleculaire) workshop series and is sponsored by CECAM. ENS-Lyon and its center Blaise Pascal is a local CECAM center. More details on the workshop can be found on the CECAM webpage.