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Bochum, March 3-14 2008: PostGraduate School on
Computational Methods in Astrophysics
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Computational Methods in Astrophysics: Bochum, March 3-14 2008

The two-week school is part of the European Research Training Network Solaire and will be held at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, March 3-14, 2008. Modern computational methods, particularly the techniques of finite differences and volumes, particle-in-cell, multigrids and parallel computing will be explained in detail followed by hands-on exercises (first week) and applications to astrophysics, with an emphasis on solar physics (second week: lectures and demos). This second week concentrates on state-of-the-art computations in solar physics context. Its emphasis will be on recent applications as well as on algorithmic advances (grid adaptivity, multi-scale and multi-physics). This will be complemented by plenary talks from world-leading experts.

Plenary Speakers:

Annick Pouquet

NCAR, Director of the
Geophysical Turbulence Program

Philip Roe

Professor of Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan

Lectures given by

Jörg Büchner (MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
Jürgen Dreher (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
Nina Elkina (MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
Klaus Galsgaard (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Rainer Grauer (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
Viggo Hansteen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Rony Keppens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Giovanni Lapenta (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Thomas Neukirch (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Âke Nordlund (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Annick Pouquet (NCAR, Boulder, USA)
Philip Roe (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Gábor Tóth (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Alexander Vögler (Utrecht University, Netherlands)