Workshop II: N-Body Problems in Astrophysics

April 18 - 22, 2005

Schedule

All times in this Schedule are Pacific Time (PT)

Monday, April 18, 2005

Morning Session

8:00 - 8:50 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
8:50 - 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Illumination Room)
9:00 - 10:00
Ben Moore (University of Zurich)

N-Body simulations in cosmology

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00

To Be Announced

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:00
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30
Jerrold Marsden (California Institute of Technology)

Transport in Celestial and Molecular Systems

4:30 - 5:00
Katrin Heitmann (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Robustness of Cosmological Simulations
PDF Presentation

5:00 - 7:00 Wine/Cheese Reception (Hosted by IPAM)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Algorithms

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00
Ben Leimkuhler (University of Leicester,UK)

Time-Reversible Integrators for the N-Body Problem

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:00
Walter Dehnen (University of Leicester,UK)

Force approximation issues: softening and tree codes
PDF Presentation

3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30
4:30 - 5:00

To Be Announced


Wednesday, April 20, 2005

SPH

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00
Joseph Monaghan (Monash University, Australia)

SPH as a Dynamical N-body System

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
Andrey Kravtsov (Center for Cosmological Physics)

Cosmological Simulations with Adaptive Mesh Refinement

11:30 - 12:00

To Be Announced

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:00
Ralf Klessen (Astrophysical Institute of Potsdam)

Modeling Star Formation with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
PDF Presentation

3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30
Matthew Bate (University of Exeter)

Modelling Stellar Clusters Embedded in Gas
PDF Presentation

4:30 - 5:00

To Be Announced


Thursday, April 21, 2005

Collisional Dynamics

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00
Sverre Aarseth (Cambridge University)

Direct N-Body Implementations
PDF Presentation

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
Simon Portegies-Zwart (Sterrenkundig Instituut "Anton Pannekoek")

The gravitational trillion body problem

11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:00
Jun Makino (University of Tokyo)

Current Status of GRAPE Project

3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30
4:30 - 5:00

Friday, April 22, 2005

Applications and Analysis

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00
Derek Richardson (University of Maryland)

Collisions in N-body Problems: Techniques and Applications

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00

To Be Announced

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:00
Shane Ross (University of Southern California)

Astrophysical transport calculations inspired by chemistry
PDF Presentation

3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30
Piet Hut (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton)

Probing the N-Body Problem for Fun and Profit
PDF Presentation

4:30 Conclusion