When: 25-27 August 2010
Where: Jena, Germany
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Numerical methods in General Relativity have made significant advancements in the past five years allowing for large-scale computation of gravitational wave templates and sophisticated studies of compact objects. Finite-difference techniques currently account for the majority of large-scale simulations being run today. Much less is understood about numerical solutions of Einstein's equations on unstructured grids.
This workshop on the use of unstructured meshes in numerical relativity has been devised as a means to bring together experts in numerical relativity, finite element methods, finite volume methods, discrete differential forms, and Regge calculus to encourage discussion between the communities and identify areas in which new progress can be made.
We plan for discussion and talks to provide an overview of current work in these areas as it relates to General Relativity, to foster discussion on the intersection of these methods, and to develop prospective avenues through which methods on unstructured meshes can contribute to the global numerical relativity community.
Topics for talks and discussions will be aimed at
- Finite element methods in numerical relativity
- Dynamical space-time meshing
- Applications for finite-volume methods
- Higher order geometric discretizations of Einstein's equations
- Numerical methods based on Regge calculus
- Advances in discrete differential forms.
This workshop will be focused on providing an environment fostering an understanding of the different techniques employed on unstructured meshes and stimulating ideas for advancing research in this approach to numerical relativity.
Registration is now closed.
Scientific Organizing Committee:
This workshop is sponsored by:
- Snørre H. Christiansen (University of Oslo)
- Jonathan R. McDonald (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)
- Warner A. Miller (Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton)
- Gerhard Zumbusch (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)