This is the first announcement for a 6-day summer school on the art of computational N-body dynamics, which will be held from July 24 to July 30 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Lectures are given in English at the Astronomical Institute 'Anton Pannekoek' and at the Section Computational Science of the University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098SJ Amsterdam. For details see: http://carol.science.uva.nl/spz/act/modest5c/
Topic of the school:
The proposed educational program will be presented at the graduate student level in the specialization of gravitational N-body dynamics. After successfully finishing the course, the student will be able to read and understand scientific papers on high-precision stellar dynamics and be able to start research in this field.
Astronomical Institute 'Anton Pannekoek' and Section Computational Science
University of Amsterdam
1098 SH, Amsterdam
Who can apply:
Advanced master students (a letter of their supervisor is required), PhD students and young post doctoral researchers starting up in the field.
The aim of this school is to educate the participants in the art of computational N-body dynamics through a hands-on approach, which includes mastering numerical techniques and algorithms for solving second order differential equations; in particular Newtons' equation of gravity. Applications will be in gravitational dynamics, which includes planetary dynamics, star cluster evolution, galaxy formation and cosmology.
During the master class lectures will be given by a number of leaders in the field of simulating dense stellar systems; they are:
-Douglas Heggie (http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/douglas/)
-Piet Hut (http://www.ids.ias.edu/piet/)
-Jun Makino (http://grape.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/makino)
-Steven McMillan (http://www.physics.drexel.edu/steve/)
-Simon Portegies Zwart (http://carol.science.uva.nl/spz/)
-Peter Teuben (http://www.astro.umd.edu/teuben/)
We have made a block booking at the Stayokay Hostel.
1054 GA Amsterdam
tel. +31 (0)20 5898993
The rooms are shared with other students, include breakfast and dinner for 33 Euro/night.
If you wish to have more privacy, we recommend that you contact the administration of the astronomical institute (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a reservation in one of the following:
Hotel Rembrandt: http://www.hotelrembrandt.nl/
Hotel Bridge: http://www.thebridgehotel.nl/
Rooms in either hotel go for about 100 Euro per night, including breakfast.
Entrance fee for the school is 250Euro.
However, we offer a limited number of grants which include a waiver for the entrance fee and a partial refund of travel and/or local expenses. One can apply for such a grant by sending an email with a description of the reasons for the grant request (not to exceed 500 words) to email@example.com.
Travel expenses and local (housing, transportation and meals) are on the students own expenses. We arrange for relatively cheap housing, provide a list of reasonable restaurants in the neighborhood and arrange for rental bicycles.
What to bring:
We recomment that participants bring their own (LINUX or MAC-OS) laptop. There will be a wire(less) network at the school and software which will be used during the school will be available on CD ROM.
Details can be found via the manybody.org website (http://manybody.org) or directly at the
MODEST-5c website at http://carol.science.uva.nl/spz/act/modest5c/
Send an email to: Simon Portegies Zwart at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact email@example.com
Information also available from the URL http://carol.science.uva.nl/spz/act/modest5c/