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Date: 2020-09-09 - 2020-12-11
Location: Providence, RI, USA

Advances In Computational Relativity – ICERM@BROWN

This is a second announcement of the semester program at ICERM (Brown University) in Providence titled “Advances in Computational Relativity”.

Due to COVID-19, we’ll be moving this program primarily online. Workshops will run as scheduled online using Zoom but workshop speakers and participants will not travel to ICERM. Semester-long activities, including working groups and seminars, will include a significant online component as well. ICERM will only be able to physically host 16-20 people, and only extended visitors spending 1-3 months in residence

Please apply using the link “Apply with Cube” at the program website if you would like to participate in workshops and/or semester-long activities.

This semester program aims to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations involving mathematicians, statisticians and the relativity community with the goals of:
(i) work towards solving some of the most pressing mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, and data analysis issues facing the gravitational wave community,
(ii) fostering an environment for the deep collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas between mathematicians, statisticians, and the relativity community,
(iii) creating new subfields within computational mathematics that focus on important, pressing issues related to gravitational waves.

Although the program will run over the entire Fall 2020 semester with several researchers staying the semester at ICERM, researchers are welcome to participate at any convenient block of time. In addition, there will be a week-long workshop once every month organized by topic. Dates and workshop titles appear below:
9/14: Workshop 1: “Advances and Challenges in Computational Relativity.” (with a focus on gravitational waves from compact objects)
10/5: Workshop 2: “Mathematical and Computational Approaches for solving the source-free Einstein field equations.”
10/26: Workshop 3: “Mathematical and Computational Approaches for the Einstein field equations with matter fields”
11/16: Workshop 4: “Statistical methods for the detection, classification, and inference of relativistic objects”

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Stefanos Aretakis, UToronto
Doug Arnold, UMN
Manuela Campanelli, RIT
Scott Field, UMass Dartmouth
Jonathan Gair, AEI
Jae-Hun Jung, SUNY Buffalo
Gaurav Khanna, UMass Dartmouth
Stephen Lau, UNM
Steve Liebling, LIU
Deirdre Shoemaker, GTech
Jared Speck, Vanderbilt
Saul Teukolsky, Cornell