Computational Astrophysics

This is the webpage for the Splinter Meeting on Computational Astrophysics at „The Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft 2017“ to be held in Göttingen.

Convenors: Rolf Kuiper, Hubert Klahr, Wilhelm Kley

Dates: 19. and 20.09.2017 from 14:00 - 16:30 each.

Splinter Abstract: Numerical simulations play an ever more important role in astrophysical research. The goal of the splinter meeting is to bring together the national and international community in the field to present and discuss new computational methods, algorithms, and applications. The topics will include magneto-hydrodynamics, radiative transport, N-body dynamics, and others.

Registration: See

Early registration closed July 30, late registration until September 03.

Abstract submission: See

Abstract submission closed August 20.

Program of Splinter:

Session 1 - Tuesday, September 19

Room: HS3

Chair: Rolf Kuiper

14:00 Klaus Dolag: Magneticum - The largest cosmological hydrodynamical simulations

14:30 Thomas Guillet: Towards Fast High-Order Magnetohydrodynamics in the AREPO Code

15:00 Ewald Puchwein: Forming (more) realistic galaxy clusters in simulations

15:30 Daniele Sorini: Constraining Feedback Prescriptions with Ly alpha Absorption

16:00 Robert Brauer: Line and continuum radiative transfer simulations - From magnetic fields to polarization

Session 2 - Wednesday, September 20

Room: HS3

Chair: Hubert Klahr

14:00 Wolfram Schmidt: Simulations of merging cool-core clusters

14:30 Anusha Bhasari: Non-equilibrium energy balance in the solar chromosphere

15:00 Christoph Schäfer: A Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics Code to Model Collisions Between Solid, Self-Gravitating Objects

15:30 Johannes Wicht: Simulating the Jupiter‘s interior dynamics

16:00 tba

Format: Each talk will be 15 min. + 10 min. for discussion