An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Large-Scale Computation in Astrophysics

11-15 October 2004

Organisers: Robert Rosner (Chicago), Fausto Cattaneo (Chicago), Sam Falle (Leeds), Neal Hurlburt (Palo Alto), Ewald Müller (Garching) and James Stone (Princeton).

Supported by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme - Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses - MSCF-CT-2003-503674

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled
Magnetohydrodynamics of Stellar Interiors

Programme | Participants| Accepted Posters

Theme of Workshop:

Astrophysical plasmas are typically in an extremely turbulent state, characterised by high values of the Reynolds number and magnetic Reynolds number. The fundamental - and possibly most difficult - problem in astrophysical MHD is thus to address the interaction between a magnetic field and a turbulent, electrically conducting, gas or fluid. The aim of the conference will be to cover the differing computational approaches to the problem of MHD turbulence, together with the many theoretical ideas underlying these, and to discuss in depth both the strong and weak features of these various approaches. The conference is particularly timely since the last few years have seen a dramatic leap in the nature of the problems that can be studied computationally. The advent of affordable parallel computing facilities, allied to techniques such as adaptive mesh refinement, is allowing, essentially for the first time, realistic computational exploration of turbulent fluids.

The programme will contain lectures by leading figures that will cover a full range of theoretical and computational topics, with an opportunity for further shorter presentations.

Invited speakers

G. Bodo (Turin), A. Brandenburg (Nordita), F. Cattaneo (Chicago), J. Drake (Maryland), J. Hawley (Virginia), R. Hollerbach (Glasgow), R. Klein (LLNL/Berkeley), T. Linde (Chicago), E. Müller (MPIA/Garching), A. Nordlund (Copenhagen), A. Pouquet (NCAR/Boulder), D. Schnack (SAIC/San Diego).

Location and Cost

The EuroConference will take place at the Newton Institute. The Institute has limited accommodation available. On receipt of your formal workshop acceptance letter (which will be sent in late July) you are strongly advised to confirm your accommodation requirements immediately. Once all Institute accommodation has been allocated, you are likely to have to arrange your own. The conference package, costing £535, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 10 October to breakfast on Saturday 16 October 2004, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place.

Application Forms

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Closing Date

The closing date for the receipt of applications has been extended to 23 July 2004

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