Organizing Committee
  • Scott Field
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Thomas Helfer
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Elias Most
    Princeton University
  • Leo Stein
    University of Mississippi
  • Nils Vu
    Albert-Einstein-Institute Potsdam, Germany
  • Helvi Witek
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract

The Numerical Relativity community summer school aims to provide graduate students and postdocs with the tools needed to master and understand cutting-edge numerical relativity simulations. Our one-week lecture series is geared toward providing a comprehensive introduction to the numerical study of gravitational waves, relativistic fluids, and modified gravity. In addition, we hope to strengthen the ties between different code communities and plan hand-on sessions and hackathons to foster interaction amongst the participants. There will also be the opportunity for students and postdocs to interact with senior participants and lecturers of the ICERM workshop program.

As part of your application, please briefly answer the following questions in your personal statement:

  1. How does your research involve numerical relativity, or how do you plan to involve numerical relativity in the future?
  2. Do you have experience in computational physics and/or numerical relativity? Which, if any, numerical relativity codebases have you interacted with? (Note that previous experience is not required to attend the workshop.)
  3. We are planning a hackathon event, where participants join small groups of 3-5 people, ideally from different groups and codes, and work together to build a prototype over the course of about 2 days. If you have ideas for collaborative projects for the hackathon, please list them in the additional comments section.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Talks will be presented virtually or in-person as indicated in the schedule below.

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Virtual Attendee
  • rakshak adhikari
    University of Kansas
  • Aman Agarwal
    University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute
  • Isha Anantpurkar
    University of California Santa Barbara
  • Steve Anglin
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Simran Arora
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
  • Ritesh Bachhar
    University of Rhode Island
  • Subhayu Bagchi
    University of Mississippi
  • Indrani Banerjee
    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  • Eloisa Bentivegna
    IBM
  • Maitraya Bhattacharyya
    The Pennsylvania State University
  • Yashpal Bhulla
    Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Rushikesh Bhutkar
    Department of Physics, University of Pune
  • Som Bishoyi
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
  • Bhaskar Biswas
    Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University
  • SANDIPAN BORTHAKUR
    None
  • Patrick Bourg
    University of Southampton
  • Giada Caneva Santoro
    IFAE
  • Collin Capano
    UMass Dartmouth
  • Andrew Carroll
    Brigham Young University
  • Kabir Chakravarti
    CEICO, FZU, Prague
  • Himanshu Chaudhary
    California Institute of Technology
  • Vivek Chaurasia
    Stockholm Universtiy
  • Qian Chen
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Cheng-Hsin Cheng
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Mark Cheung
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Ashley Chraya
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
  • Nicolas Clarisse
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Katherine Clough
    Queen Mary, University of London
  • Harrison Cook
    New Mexico State University
  • Fabrizio Corelli
    Sapienza university of Rome
  • Maxence Corman
    Perimeter Institute/Univeristy of Waterloo
  • Károly Csukás
    The University of Mississippi
  • Somnath Das
    University of Hyderabad
  • Soumyadeep Das
    St. Joseph's College (Autonomous)
  • Jaryd Domine
    Southern Methodist University
  • Poulami Dutta Roy
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Héctor Estellés
    University of the Balearic Islands
  • Tamara Evstafyeva
    University of Cambridge
  • Cecilia Fabbri
    University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Michael Falato
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Scott Field
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Bhooshan Gadre
    Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Gurudatt Gaur
    Kshama Ahmedabad Academy of Science, Ahmedabad
  • Aayush Gautam
    Tribhuvan University
  • Bo-Xuan Ge
    King's College London
  • Suvikranth Gera
    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR
  • Sourath Ghosh
    University of Florida
  • Praveer Gollapudi
    University of Jena
  • Andre Guimaraes
    Louisiana State University
  • Roland Haas
    University of Illinois
  • Sarah Habib
    California Institute of Technology
  • Tom Hagstrom
    Southern Methodist University
  • Maria Hamilton
    Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Umair Hassan
    Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad,Pakistan
  • Carl-Johan Haster
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Marcus Hatton
    University of Southampton
  • Abhishek Hegede
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Thomas Helfer
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Sudipta Hensh
    Silesian University in Opava
  • Javiera Hernández Morales
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Tongtong Hu
    Queen Mary University of London
  • Juntao Huang
    Michigan State University
  • SK MD ADIL IMAM
    Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • Tousif Islam
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Aasim Jan
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • Liwei Ji
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Cristian Joana
    University of Louvain (UCLouvain - CURL)
  • Sean Johnson
    University of Utah
  • Abhishek Joshi
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Semih Kacmaz
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Eric KAJFASZ
    CPPM (CNRS/IN2P3 & AMU/IPhU)
  • Beyhan Karakaş
    Ege University
  • Sanjib Katuwal
    University of Florida
  • Akshay Khadse
    University of Mississippi
  • Hassan Khalvati
    University of Guelph
  • Morteza Khamedi
    University of Padova
  • Gaurav Khanna
    University of Rhode Island
  • Yoonsoo Kim
    California Institute of Technology
  • Natey Kübler
    Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Shailesh Kumar
    Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Rishabh Kumar
    National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Prayush Kumar
    International Centre for Theoretical Sciences - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  • AKSHAY KUMAR
    Central University of Himachal Pradesh
  • PC Lalremruati
    Gauhati University
  • Claudio Lazarte
    National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Steven Liebling
    Long Island University
  • Yuxuan Liu
    Kavli ITS, UCAS
  • Jia Liu
    University of West Florida
  • Yufeng Luo
    University of Wyoming
  • Sizheng Ma
    Caltech
  • Sara Manzini
    University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Krinio Marouda
    Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • James Marsden
    University of Oxford
  • Tia Martineau
    University of New Hampshire
  • Taillte May
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Luis Micchi
    Pennsylvania State University / Universidade Federal do ABC (Brazil)
  • Keefe Mitman
    California Institute of Technology
  • Deeshani Mitra
    St Xavier’s College(Autonomous),Kolkata,India
  • Rajrupa Mondal
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER), Kolkata
  • Marlo Morales
    Washington State University
  • Soichiro Morisaki
    University of Wisconsin
  • Elias Most
    Princeton University
  • Robyn Munoz
    University of Portsmouth
  • Rahul Musale
    University of Pune (SPPU)
  • Kyle Nelli
    Caltech
  • Wanting Niu
    Pennsylvania State University
  • José Olvera Meneses
    Tubingen University
  • Annamalai P S
    N.A.
  • Surendra Padamata
    Pennsylvania State university
  • Alex Pandya
    Princeton University
  • Naresh Patra
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Goa Campus
  • Bree Pilgrim
    Umass Dartmouth
  • Alejandra Pillado Gonzalez
    Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
  • Michal Pirog
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Chantal Pitte
    CEA-Sacaly/Irfu/
  • Soumen Podder
    Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
  • Partha Pradhan
    Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women
  • Prasad R
    Indian Institue of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India
  • Prattipati Rao
    IIT Indore
  • Amit Reza
    Nikhef Amsterdam
  • Katie Rink
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Roxana Rosca-Mead
    University of Jena
  • Bassel Saleh
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Zeyd Sam
    University of Potsdam
  • Alessandro Santini
    Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca
  • Victor Santos Guedes
    University of Virginia
  • Shilpa Sarkar
    Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)
  • Subhodeep Sarkar
    Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
  • Argyro Sasli
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Jan Schee
    Silesian university in Opava
  • Feroz Shaik
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Shahebaj Shaikh
    National Institute of Technology Rourkela , India.
  • Swarnim Shashank
    Fudan University
  • Deirdre Shoemaker
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Siddhant Siddhant
    University of Virginia
  • Mohd Sirtaz
    UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, NEW DELHI, INDIA
  • Viktor Skoupý
    Charles University
  • Rory James Smith
    Monash University
  • Lazaros Souvaitzis
    Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
  • Leo Stein
    University of Mississippi
  • Vladimir Strokov
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Nikolay Sukhov
    Princeton University
  • Dongze Sun
    California Institute of Technology
  • Ayon Tarafdar
    University of Calcutta
  • Farid S F Thaalba
    The University of Nottingham
  • Kartik Tiwari
    Ashoka Univeristy
  • Konrad Topolski
    Goethe University Frankfurt
  • David Trestini
    Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris / Laboratoire Univers et Théories
  • APOORV TRIPATHI
    University of Delhi
  • Rhondale Tso
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Eitan Tsuk
    Bar Ilan University
  • Hassam Umer
    Quaid i Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Ivan Vasquez
    Universidad del Atlántico
  • T.S.Sachin Venkatesh
    Delhi Technological University
  • Priyanka Verma
    Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Manas Vishal
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Nils Vu
    Albert-Einstein-Institute Potsdam, Germany
  • Zipeng Wang
    Zipeng Wang
  • Alexander Weaver
    University of Florida
  • Jimmy White
    Shanghai Jiao-Tong University
  • Helvi Witek
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Nikolas Wittek
    Albert-Einstein-Institute
  • Mick Wright
    University of Glasgow
  • Lina Wu
    Borough of Manhattan Community College-The City University of New York
  • Xiaoyi Xie
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Rui Xu
    Peking University
  • Han Yan
    Peking University
  • Amrah Younas
    Quaid-i-azam university, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Zhen Zhong
    Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon)
  • Hengrui Zhu
    Princeton University
  • Josef Zimmerman
    Princeton University

Workshop Schedule

Monday, August 8, 2022
  • 8:50 - 9:00 am EDT
    Welcome
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Session Chair
    • Brendan Hassett, ICERM/Brown University
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT
    Intro to Numerical Relativity
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Helvi Witek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Intro to Numerical Relativity
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Helvi Witek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
    Intro to Numerical Relativity
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Helvi Witek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Intro to Numerical Relativity
    Tutorial - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Helvi Witek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm EDT
    Reception
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT
    Advanced Numerical Relativity
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Katherine Clough, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Advanced Numerical Relativity
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Katherine Clough, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
    Relativistic Hydrodynamics
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Elias Most, Princeton University
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Relativistic Hydrodynamics
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Elias Most, Princeton University
  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm EDT
    Numerical Relativity community codes: tutorials + lightning talks
    Tutorial - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    Abstract
    Pizza Provided
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT
    Advanced Numerical Relativity
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Katherine Clough, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 10:30 am - 12:25 pm EDT
    Advanced Numerical Relativity
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Katherine Clough, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 12:25 - 12:30 pm EDT
    Group Photo
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
    Lunch Talk - Q&A Careers in Industry
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Virtual Speaker
    • Eloisa Bentivegna, IBM
    Abstract
    Lunch provided by ICERM
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
    Relativistic Hydrodynamics
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Elias Most, Princeton University
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Relativistic Hydrodynamics
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Elias Most, Princeton University
Thursday, August 11, 2022
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT
    High Performance Computing
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Virtual Speaker
    • Eloisa Bentivegna, IBM
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    High Performance Computing
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Virtual Speaker
    • Eloisa Bentivegna, IBM
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
    Waveforms
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Deirdre Shoemaker, University of Texas at Austin
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Waveforms
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Deirdre Shoemaker, University of Texas at Austin
  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm EDT
    Numerical Relativity community codes: tutorials + lightning talks
    Tutorial - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    Abstract
    Pizza provided
Friday, August 12, 2022
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT
    Hackathon - Intro
    - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Hackathon
    - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
    Hackathon
    - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Hackathon - Presentations
    - 11th Floor Lecture Hall

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