Graduate Summer School on
General Relativistic Hydrodynamics

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
July 21 - August 1, 2003

Cosponsored by PITP


School Goal:

The main goals of the Graduate Summer School on General Relativistic Hydrodynamics are
  1. To familiarize students with state-of-the-art computational techniques commonly used in Computational Astrophysics and Relativity.
  2. To expose students to recent developments in a range of fields in Astrophysics and Cosmology where large scale modeling and simulation are important.
Students attending the school are expected to have completed basic graduate courses, including introductory courses in general relativity and hydrodynamics, and should have some experience with finite difference methods to solve PDEs. While the majority of the participants will be graduate students, applications from postdoctoral scholars and other more senior researchers will be also considered.The School will provide accommodations and per diem for accepted participants.

The main focus of the Graduate Summer School will be a set of intensive short courses, each offered by a world leader in the corresponding discipline. In addition, students will be involved in laboratory work to develop a numerical code for the simulation of relativistic axi-symmetric collapse.

Lectures:

Lecturer
Topic
Lectures
Chris Fryer
Los Alamos
Gravitational Collapse, Supernovae, Collapsars
3
Tsvi Piran
Jerusalem
Gamma Ray Bursts and Related High Energy Astrophysics
3
John Friedman
Milwaukee
Astrophysical Sources of Gravitational Radiation
4
Bernd Brüegmann
Penn State
Numerical Relativity I
3
Saul Teukolsky
Cornell
Numerical Relativity II
2
John Hawley
Virginia
Accretion Disks and Magneto-Hydrodynamics
3
Sam Finn
Penn State
Gravitational Wave Detection and Data Analysis
3
Mike Norman
UC-San Diego
Cosmological Fluid Dynamics and Early Structure Formation
3

Laboratory Instructors:
Matt Choptuik (UBC) 
Pablo Laguna (Penn State)
Frans Pretorius (Caltech)
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Matt Choptuik, UBC  (Chair)
Sam Finn, Penn State
Pablo Laguna, Penn State
Peter Meszaros, Penn State
Saul Teukolsky, Cornell
Joel Tohline, Louisiana State