MICRA 2015 – Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics, Stockholm, Sweden

Workshop on Microphysics In Computational Relativistic Astrophysics

MIRCA 2015 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, August 17 – 21, 2015.
http://compact-merger.astro.su.se/MICRA2015/

Please mark your calendars!

MICRA is an interdisciplinary workshop that will bring together researchers in nuclear and neutrino physics, nuclear astrophysics, and in numerical modeling of relativistic astrophysical phenomena such as the mergers of neutron stars and core-collapse supernovae. The overarching goal of the MICRA workshop is to improve the interaction and collaboration between different communities towards astrophysical simulations that combine state-of-the-art microscopic (neutrino-matter interactions, equations of state, thermonuclear reaction rates) and macroscopic physics/methods (e.g. hydrodynamics, radiative transfer and relativity). Multi-messenger signal predictions from simulations will be crucial to interpret future observations by the international network of advanced gravitational wave detectors (to come online around 2015), by current and future neutrino detectors, by classical astronomical observatories and by high-energy satellite missions. Major goals are therefore to establish a clear strategy to close the gap between simulation results and observations (gravitational wave, neutrino and electromagnetic).

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Almudena Arcones
Axel Brandenburg
Carla Frohlich
Christian Ott
Christopher Pethick
Jocelyn Read
Stephan Rosswog
Laura Tolos

MICRA 2013: Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics (1st circular)

MICRA 2013: Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics
September 23-27, 2013

The MICRA 2013 workshop aims to bring together researchers in nuclear and neutrino physics, nuclear astrophysics, and in numerical modeling of relativistic astrophysical phenomena such as the mergers of neutron stars and core-collapse supernovae.

MICRA 2013 will be focused on improvements in neutrino-matter interactions and heavy-element synthesis in mergers and core-collapse supernovae. Additional topics of MICRA 2013 will include recent developments in the nuclear equation of state, the role of light nuclei in neutrino interactions, and developments in neutrino transport methodology.

Scientific Organizers:
A. Arcones (TU Darmstadt/GSI)
F. Galeazzi (U Valencia)
H.-T. Janka (MPA Garching)
C. D. Ott (Caltech)

Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics (2nd circular)

The Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics (MICRA 2011) workshop will take place June 20-25 at the Perimeter Institute, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Registration is now open at http://micra2011.org

The goal of MICRA is to bring together researchers from the numerical relativity/computational astrophysics community with experts in the microscopic physics of matter and radiation at high densities to facilitate exchange between these communities leading to improved models of relativistic astrophysical systems.

Topics covered by MICRA 2011 will include

* Hot and cold nuclear EOS (including implementation in codes),
* Improved neutrino interactions,
* Efficient implementations of interactions/neutrino transport (approximate schemes [leakage,diffusion], Monte Carlo schemes etc.),
* Crust physics and its inclusion in computational models,
* Nucleosynthesis in compact object mergers and the potential radioactive afterglow signature? (including implementation issues),

MICRA 2011 will take place in an informal workshop setting with much time for interaction and discussion. Registration will open on March 1 and will close on June 1. We aim for 30-40 participants and can accomodate a maximum of 50. Please register ASAP.

The MICRA 2011 organizers,
Cliff Burgess, James Lattimer, Luis Lehner, Christian Ott, Chris Pethick, Achim Schwenk

NRDA09/MICRA09 Double special issue published in Classical and Quantum Gravity

I am delighted to announce the publication of the following double special issue in Classical and Quantum Gravity:

Invited papers from Numerical Relativity and Data Analysis (NRDA) 2009,
Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, 6 – 9 July, 2009
Guest Editors: S Husa and B Krishnan

Invited papers from Microphysics In Computational Relativistic Astrophysics (MICRA) 2009,
Niels Bohr International Academy, Copenhagen, 24 – 28 August 2009
Guest Editors: C D Ott, C Pethick and L Rezzolla

The NRDA meeting was aimed at fostering closer interactions between simulations of gravitational wave sources and the ongoing searches for gravitational wave signals.

The MICRA meeting brought together researchers in numerical modeling and physics of matter at high densities, where general relativity plays a central role.

I take this opportunity to thank all of the authors, referees and guest editors who gave their time and expertise to create this excellent issue.

The special issue will be free for 6 months from date of publication. I invite you to read the articles on the new IOPscience service!

Yours sincerely,

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity
iopscience.org/cqg