The predictive power of computational astrophysics



as a discovery tool


Main topics addressed at the meeting

The symposium will cover a broad range of physical phenomena, highlighting such topics as:

  1. Strong gravity: accretion disks, jets, BH- & NS binaries, gravitational waves (pair creation & diffusion, SED and transport, post-Newtonian & GR solvers, wave-front and signal analysis, …).

  2. Large-scale structure, galaxy formation & evolution (gravitational dynamics and HPC, radiation field and feedback, adaptive grids, hydro- and MHD, stellar population synthesis, .. ).

  3. Star formation and the interstellar medium (the warm- to cold ISM, chemical networks and reactions rates, disk structure and gas flows, MHD and recombination, circumstellar discs: heating, structure, .. ).

  4. Stellar evolution, including supernovae and common-envelope binaries (angular momentum transport, 3D modeling of convection, contact binaries and mass transfer, nuclear reactions for supermassive stars, computing SEDs .. ).

  5. Solar and exo-planet systems (host stars and solar physics, star-exoplanet interaction, planetary atmospheres, planet formation, protoplanetary discs, resonances and migration, structure and stellar SEDs, secular evolution, perturbed Hamiltonian systems, .. ).

  6. New computational tools and data mining (HPC and computer architecture, scripting and optimization, Bayesian inference and Big Data, non parametric fits of spectra, automated quality control/validation, inversion methods ..).

June 8 - 12 2020

Chamonix, France