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New Directions in Numerical Relativity

18th August 2005 to 19th August 2005

Organisers: Professor H Friedrich (MPI Golm) and Dr C Gundlach (Southampton)

Supported by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme - Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses - MSCF-CT-2004-516558

Satellite Meeting held at University of Southampton

Numerical relativity is still on the road towards reliable simulations of astrophysical scenarios such as binary black hole mergers, binary neutron star mergers, and supernova core collapse, and the mathematically intriguing problem of critical collapse of rotating systems. Key problems are achieving long-term stability of evolutions. In the last few years significant progress has been made in clarifying the underlying mathematical (continuum) problem, and various efforts are under way to transfer these insights to the numerical (discretised) problem.

The meeting will focus on two areas: mathematical aspect of the continuum and discrete problems (well-posedness, gauge, boundary conditions, discretisation methods), and simulations at the edge of what is currently possible.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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