Workshop I: Computational Challenges in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

October 4 - 8, 2021



Computational relativistic astrophysics and numerical relativity face a number of challenges following the first detection of binary black holes and binary neutron stars: high Lorentz factors, strong and dynamical gravitational fields, uncertain equations of state, magnetic fields, radiative and dissipative effects, large dynamical ranges, solutions of constrained hyperbolic systems. The likely gravitational signals produced after the collapse of massive stellar cores offer unique probes of the dynamics of newly-born compact stellar remnants. Predicting source dynamics of future detections of gravitational wave signals is important to understand the physics of these events in the current and next-generation earth-based gravitational-wave detectors and essential to achieve design sensitivity in future space-based detectors. The goal of this workshop is to bring together mathematical modelers in general relativity, astrophysicists, and experts in numerical relativity to discuss open issues to improve current approaches to build increasingly more accurate gravitational wave templates that allow to identify future detections.

This workshop will include a poster session; a request for posters will be sent to registered participants in advance of the workshop.

Program Flyer

Organizing Committee

Miguel Ángel Aloy (University of Valencia, Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Manuela Campanelli (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Marco Cavaglia (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Philippe G. LeFloch (Sorbonne University, Paris)
Luciano Rezzolla (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany)
Susana Serna (Autonomous University of Barcelona)