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TCAN on BNS and BH/NS Worshop 2022
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  • Location:  Zoom
  • Type: Workshop

Monday June 20 -

10:00 - 10:45 – "Neutron Stars in the Era of Multimessenger Astronomy" Antonis Tsokaros (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

11:00 - 11:45 – "Some Open Questions in BNS and BH-NS Mergers" Ehud Nakar (Tel Aviv U.)


12:00 - 1:00 pm – "Neutrino Transport and Flavor Transformation" Matthew Duez (Washington State U.) and Sherwood Richers (U. of California, Berkeley)


Tuesday June 21 - 

Overview on recent BNS and BH/NS simulations:

10:00 - 10:45 – "spEC Simulations of Neutron Star Mergers Recent Results" Francois Foucart (U. of New Hampshire)

11:00 - 11:45 – "Thinking outside the box: Neutron star mergers with Lagrangian Numerical Relativity code SPHINCS_BSSN" Stefan Rosswog (Stockholm University)


Discussion of new numerical methods:

12:00 - 1:00pm – "New Techniques in NR & BNS Simulations: A Discussion" Yosef Zlochower (RIT) and Zach Etienne (U. of Idaho) 


Wednesday June 22  -

Overview on recent BNS and BH/NS simulations:

10:00 - 10:45 - "Numerical Relativity Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers" David Radice (Penn State U.)

11:00 - 11:22 - "Binary Neutron Star Merger Simulations with WhiskeyMHD and Spritz" Jay Kalinani (University of Padova)

11:22 - 11:45 - "Jet-Environment Interplay in binary neutron star merger event" Andrea Pavan (University of Padova)


Open questions in BNS mergers:

12:00 - 12:45 – "Open Questions in neutron star mergers (kilonova and r-process)" Kenta Hotokezaka (University of Tokyo)


Thursday June 23 - 

10:00 - 10:45 – "Neutron Star Merger Simulations: Our Latest Progress" Masaru Shibata (Albert Einstein Institute)

11:00 - 11:45 – "Nuclear Physics Input for Neutron Star Mergers and NP3M" Andrew Steiner (UTK/ORNL, NP3M)


12:00 - 1:00pm – "Discussions of New Developments in Equations of State" Jim Lattimer (Stony Brook University) and Jocelyn Read (UC Fullerton)


Friday June 24 - 

10:00 - 10:45 – "Binary Neutron Star Mergers NR Results for the Next Observations" Sebastiano Bernuzzi (U. of Jena)

11:00 - 11:20 – "The TCAN Projects on BNS Simulations" Manuela Campanelli (RIT)

11:20 - 11:45 – "TCAN Collaboration Update" Ariadna Murguia Berthier (Northwestern U)


12:00 - 1:00pm – "Radiation Mediated Shocks" Hirotaka Ito (RIKEN) and  Amir Levinson (Tel Aviv U.)

Local Organizing Committee:

Manuela Campanelli (RIT) - Director 

Tim Moon (RIT) - Social Media Coordinator 

Wenli Chen - General Staff Support

Yosef Zlochower (RIT) - General Technical Support

Scientific Organizing Committee: 

Dr Manuela Campanelli (RIT) 

Dr Julian Krolik (John Hopkins University)

Dr Tsvi Piran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to creating a respectful and inclusive community environment that invites participation from everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, or religion.

Our community is based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and we are working to help each other live up to these principles. We want our community to be more diverse: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.

Additionally, we aim to always be respectful of our environment and strive to be environmentally friendly in all of our events.

If you would like to attend, please contact Wenli Chen wxcvpr@rit.edu.