INSTITUTE OF COSMOS SCIENCES

University of Barcelona

ICCUB Course

Course on "Numerical Relativity"

By Helvi Witek (ICCUB)   

Monday 11-Friday 15 Dec

Place: Room 507 (Pere Pascual)
E-mail: hwitek@icc.ub.edu

 
Abstract
Topics Covered, Preliminary Course Outline:

1) Theoretical foundations of NumRel for time evolution problems (taking BH binaries as example). This will be the major part and includes:
- 3+1 formulation,
- initial data problem,
- hyperbolicity and well-posed Cauchy formulations of Einstein's equations,
- wave extraction and apparent horizons

2) Basic numerical methods

3) Hands-on:
- introduction to xtensor; see http://xact.es/
- introduction to the open-source Einstein Toolkit; see http://einsteintoolkit.org/
Notes
Dates: 11-15 December

- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: from 11:00 - 12:50
- Thursday: 15:30 - 17:30
- Friday: from 10:30 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 17:30