This webpage provides information for the 7th Heidelberg Summer School 2012 with the topic on

Computational Astrophysics - Physical Foundations & Numerical Techniques


IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg:
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl, and
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.


Dominique Aubert, University of Strasbourg
Walter Dehnen, University of Leicester
Cornelis Dullemond, University of Heidelberg
Daniel Price, Monash University
Romain Teyssier, CEA Saclay and University of Zurich

When & where:
The 7th Heidelberg Summer School took place September 10-14, 2012 at the "Max Planck Haus" (Max Planck House) in Heidelberg, Germany

Scope of the School:

The goals of the IMPRS Summer Schools are to:
- bring together research students of various fields for discussion and exchange of ideas;
- encourage young researchers and advanced students to continue research in these fields; and
- strengthen future interdisciplinary research in these areas;

This school covers important topics in computational astrophysics, highlighting both the physical foundations and the numerical techniques for simulations of the formation and evolution of cosmic structures on a variety of scales. The primary lecture courses will cover N-body techniques for collisionless and collisional systems, numerical fluid dynamics with particle-based and mesh-based techniques, magnetohydrodynamics, radiative transfer, as well as modern trends in high performance computing techniques. The program is complemented with short lectures on topics such as chemical reaction networks, kinetic approaches or special matrix solvers.

  School program

  School gallery

  List of participants

  Summer school poster: as A2 pdf, A4 jpg