The predictive power of computational astrophysics



as a discovery tool


Welcome !

June 8 - 12 2020

Chamonix, France

Scientific rationale:

A new paradigm for scientific discovery through computational tools is rapidly pervading every aspect of research in astronomy. This Symposium aims to galvanize on-going developments in computational astrophysics by bringing together astronomers in different fields to share their knowledge and approaches to computational astrophysics.

Computational astrophysics combines modern computational methods, novel hardware designs, advanced algorithms, original software implementations and associated technologies to discover new phenomena, and to make predictions in astronomy. It is therefore important to trace out the contour of the meeting.

The Symposium will focus on computational methods applied to speed up and broaden the scope of scientific studies, such as finding trends from observational data, high performance computing, automated search algorithms, and model predictability. The meeting will bring together experts to discuss a palette of challenging informational and technical developments, including hardware and software but always focused on astronomical applications. Special attention will be given to numerical integration schemes and emergent behavior (e.g., Artificial Intelligence methods). These topics are rather novel for astronomy and will likely play a  major role for handling large data sets and complex analysis pipelines. 


Strong gravity - Large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution    

- Star formation and the interstellar medium - Stellar evolution, - Solar & exo-planet systems - New computational tools and data mining - ...


    Dmitry Bisikalo (Russia), chair

    Christian Boily (France), co-chair

    Tomoyuki Hanawa (Japan), co-chair

    James Stone (USA), co-chair

    Edouard Audit (France)

    Barbara Ercolano (Germany)

    Michiko Fujii (Japan)

    Erik Katsavounidis (USA)

    Irina Kitiashvili (USA)

    Michela Mapelli (Italy)

    Garrelt Mellema (Sweden)

    Shazrene Mohamed (South Africa)

    Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino (Brazil)

    Dongsu Ryu (South Korea)

    Alison Sills (Canada)

    Dmitri Wiebe (Russia)

    Feng Yuan (China)

    Simon Portegies Zwart (The Netherlands)


    Edouard Audit (France), chair

    Christian Boily (France)

IMPORTANT COVID-19  -  IAUS 362 Postponed to 7-11 June 2021

Dear participants,

Given the evolving situation with COVID-19 and related travel

restrictions, we have decided to postpone the IAU Symposium 362 until June 7-11, 2021, still in Chamonix, France.

This is an extremely difficult decision, but we believe it is the right one to protect the health and welfare of the meeting participants.

More details will be provided (reimbursements, ..) to all the participants by the end of March. Many thanks for your under-standing,