RAS Meeting on Computational Astrophysics

11 February 2005

Society of Antiquaries Lecture Theatre, Burlington House


Organizers: Dr Steve Tobias (Leeds), Prof. Alan Hood (St. Andrews)

This meeting will present the latest advances in computational astrophysical fluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics. The meeting will contain descriptions of both a range of numerical techniques and the important astrophysical results of state-of-the-art computations performed on massively parallel architectures




10:30 Sam Falle (Leeds) "Computational Problems in Star Forming Regions"


11.00 Chris Jones (Exeter) "Magnetic field generation and zonal flows in planets"


11.30 Binod Sreenivasan (Exeter) "The effect of inertia in planetary dynamo models"


11.45 Fernando Moreno Insertis (IAC, Tenerife)
"Emergence of magnetic flux into the solar atmosphere: three dimensional experiments"


12.15 Duncan Mackay (St Andrews) "Solar coronal simulations"


12.30 Tony Arber (Warwick) "Lagrangian remap codes for low beta plasmas and simulations beyond MHD"


13.00 LUNCH


14.00 Fausto Cattaneo (Chicago) "A spectral finite elements method for MHD"


14.30 Evy Kersale (Leeds) "Nonlinear MRI in global accretions discs with inflow"


14.45 Paul Bushby (Cambridge) "Modelling Photospheric Magnetoconvection"


15.00 Gert Botha (Leeds) "Magnetoconvection around sunspots"


15.15 Alan Hood (St Andrews) Discussion on the future of Astrophysical HPC in the UK


15.30 TEA


Steve Tobias, January 05, Applied Maths, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT