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Advances and Challenges in Computational General Relativity



All talks will take place in Barus & Holley, room 190.

For a PDF version of the program click here

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Friday, May 20, 2011
08:00 - 08:45Registration and light breakfastOutside rosom 190, Barus & Holley
08:45 - 09:00Opening remarks
09:00 - 09:30Peter DienerLouisiana State UThe Effective Source Approach to the Self-force Problem (PDF)
09:30 - 10:00Scott FieldBrown UA Discontinuous Galerkin Method for BSSN-Type Systems (PDF)
10:00 - 10:30Manuel TiglioU of MarylandReduced Basis in General Relativity: Select, Solve, Represent, Predict (PDF)
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30Jeff WinicourU of PittsburghThe Problem with Treating Boundaries in General Relativity (PDF)
11:30 - 12:00Mike HolstU of California San DiegoThe Einstein Constraint Equations, Adaptive Methods for Geometric PDE, and Finite Element Exterior Calculus
12:00 - 12:30Snorre ChristiansenU of OsloSpectral correctness of linearized Regge calculus
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30Larry KidderCornell UThe Spectral Einstein Code
14:30 - 15:00John BakerNASA GoddardNumerical Relativity for Space-Based Gravitational Wave Astronomy
15:00 - 15:30Alessandra BuonannoU of MarylandModeling the Final Moments of Coalescing Compact Binaries
15:30 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30Bela SzilagyiCalifornia Institute of TechnologyAdaptive Mesh Refinement in the Context of a Spectral Evolution Scheme (PDF)
16:30 - 17:00Abdul MroueCITAEccentricity reduction in precessing binary black holes
17:30 - 19:00Reception at Faculty Club

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Saturday, May 21, 2011
08:00 - 09:00Registration and light breakfastOutside room 190, Barus & Holley
09:00 - 09:30Mark ScheelCalifornia Institute of TechnologyVortex and Tendex Dynamics Around Black Holes
09:30 - 10:00Luisa BuchmanCalifornia Institute of TechnologyNumerical relativity on conformally compactified CMC hypersurfaces (PDF)
10:00 - 11:00Coffee break/Poster session
11:00 - 11:30Pablo LagunaGeorgia Institute of TechnologyLight-shows from Supermassive Black Hole Mergers
11:30 - 12:00Christian OttCalifornia Institute of TechnologyRecent Advances in the Modeling of General Relativistic Stellar Collapse
12:00 - 12:30Matt DuezWashington State UCompact neutron star binary mergers using the Spectral Einstein Code
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30Geoffrey LovelaceCornell USimulating merging black holes with spins above the Bowen-York limit (PDF)
14:30 - 15:00Duncan BrownSyracuse USearching for Compact Binary Coalescence with LIGO and Virgo
15:00 - 16:00Coffee break/Poster session
16:00 - 16:30Mark HannamCardiffSolving the binary black hole problem -- again and again (PDF)
16:30 - 17:00Thomas BaumgarteBowdoin CollegeNew Approaches to the Initial Data Problem

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Sunday, May 22, 2011
08:00 - 09:00Registration and light breakfastOutside room 190, Barus & Holley
09:00 - 09:30Andreas KloecknerNew York UDiscontinuous Galerkin, Python, and GPUs: the HEDGE solver package (PDF)
09:30 - 10:00Frank LofflerLouisiana State UThe Einstein Toolkit (PDF)
10:00 - 10:30Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00Carlos SopuertaInstitute of Space SciencesModeling of Extreme-Mass-Ratio Inspirals with Pseudo-Spectral Methods
11:00 - 11:30Nick TaylorCalifornia Institute of TechnologyProgress towards evolving black hole binaries using second-order spectral methods
11:30 - 12:00Stephen LauU of New MexicoImplicit-explicit (IMEX) evolution of single black-holes using the Spectral Einstein Code
12:00 - 12:15Closing remarks