Advances in Computational Astrophysics:

methods, tools and outcomes

Cefalù (Sicily, Italy)

June 13-17, 2011


Modern ground-based and space telescopes are fundamental tools for the study of cosmos. However, without a deep understanding of the physical processes underneath, telescopes alone cannot yield the whole comprehension of the physical universe that is the main topic of Astrophysics. Due to the complexity of involved physical phenomena, from the atomic and molecular scales up to the large scales of the cosmic structures, and due to the pervasive presence of gravity as fundamental engine acting on every length, this physical understanding may come, modernly, by the proper use of massive simulations. This is made suitable by the concurrent progress of computing machines and software. In this workshop we intend to gather some of the most active researchers in various fields of computational astrophysics (such as stellar formation and evolution, supernovae, stellar systems, compact interacting objects, etc.) to talk about specific and common methods used in their studies, as well as about results and way to show them in a viable mode.


Some views of the beautiful landscapes around Cefalu (photos by Paola Tornambè)

Cefalu 2011 meeting

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