Computational Methods for General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics: con2prim and friends

Conference Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Strong Gravity

 

Computational Methods for General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics are important means of studying compact astrophysical objects such as neutron stars and core-collapse supernovae, relevant e.g. to understand sources of gravitational radiation.Particular crucial elements of such methods including solving non-linear equations to extract the microphysical state from the conserved fluxes (endearingly called con2prim) or handling realistic equations of state (EOS) that are only given approximately in a tabulated manner. The state of the art for algorithms addressing these issue leaves to be desired, and significantly limits stability,accuracy, and performance of today's calculations.This workshop aims to review the known algorithmic and computational shortcomings, list requirements that an ideal solution should have,and discuss potential practical solutions.

  • Karl Davidson, University of Guelph
  • William East, Perimeter Institute
  • Roland Haas, University of Illinois 
  • Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute
  • Philipp Moesta, University of California, Berekeley
  • Soham Mukherjee, Perimeter Institute
  • Nestor Ortiz, Perimeter Institute
  • David Radice, Princeton University
  • Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute
  • Mohamad Shalaby, Perimeter Institute
  • Daniel Siegel, Columbia University

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time

Event

Location

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

Reception

9:00 – 10:30am

Discussion 1

Alice Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30am

Discussion 2

Alice Room

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor
Reserved Table

2:00 – 3:30pm

Discussion 3

Alice Room

3:30 – 4:00pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:00 – 5:30pm

Discussion 4

Alice Room

6:00pm

Dinner

Bistro – 1st Floor
Reserved Table

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 10:30am

Discussion 5

Alice Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:30am

Discussion 6

Alice Room

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor
Reserved Table

2:00 – 3:30pm

Colloquium:
Antony Valentini, Clemson University
TBA

Time Room

3:30 – 4:00pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:00 – 5:30pm

Discussion 7

Alice Room

 

Scientific Organizer:

  • Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute