Workshop IV: Transfer Phenomena

May 16 - 20, 2005


The transport of radiation and particles is an essential element of the description of almost any astrophysical phenomenon. While radiative transport is a mature area of inquiry, new astrophysical paradigms are giving rise to new approaches and methodologies that challenge even the most modern computational capabilities. Progress in these new methodologies will be explored in detail in this workshop. The following topics will be included:

  • relativistic Boltzmann equation
  • photon-matter interactions
  • line transfer in moving media
  • polarized radiation
  • masers
  • continuum radiation transport
  • neutrino and neutron transport
  • cosmic rays

Organizing Committee

Adam Burrows (University of Arizona)
Rolf-Peter Kudritzki, Chair (University of Hawaii)
Jim Morel (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Mark Morris (UCLA)
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University)
William Watson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Harold Yorke (California Institute of Technology)