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North American Einstein Toolkit workshop 2019
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  • Location: Rochester Institute of Technology, CCRG
  • Type: Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2019 edition of the North American Einstein Toolkit workshop. The workshop to be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology will provide an opportunity for researchers and students to learn about the toolkit and discuss its future development.

The Einstein Toolkit  is a community-driven software platform of core computational tools to advance and support research in relativistic astrophysics and gravitational physics.

The workshop brings together members of the Einstein Toolkit Community together with developers of other relativistic astrophysics codes. Morning sessions on the first two days dedicated to discussing the status and future directions of the toolkit, and afternoon sessions dedicated to tutorials for new users. The final day will be dedicated to discussing codes and techniques used by other collaborations and the feasibility of importing those algorithms into the toolkit.

Our program is available here.


  Monday (6/17) (Project overiew talks) Tuesday (6/18) (Codes) Wednesday (6/19) (BNS)
9:00 AM Manuela Campanelli (RIT, Opening 9:15 am)    
9:30 AM Pablo Laguna (Gatech, SSI2 PI overview) Larry Kidder (SpECTRE) David Radice
10:00 AM Roland Haas (NCSA, SSI2 site PI overview) David Neilsen (Dendro) Philip Moesta
10:30 AM Steve Brandt (LSU, SSI2 site PI) Wolgang Tichy (BAM) Zach Etienne (BNS with IGM)
11:00 AM Break Break Break
11:30 AM Erik Schnetter Zach Etienne (IGM) Bruno Giacomazzo (BNS with WhiskyMHD)
12:00 PM Vassilios Mewes (SphericalBSSN) Federico Cipolletta (WhiskyMHD/Spritz) Riccard Ciolfi (BNS simulations)
12:30 PM Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:00 PM Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:30 PM Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
2:00 PM Tutorial 1 (ETK Intro. Steve Brandt) Mark Avara (PWMHD) Thomas Baumgarte (Curvilinear GR) 
2:30 PM Tutorial 1 (ETK Intro. Steve Brandt) Tutorial 3 (Lorene, Faber/Gupte) Scott Noble (BNS with TCAN/Harm3D)
3:00 PM Coffee Break Tutorial 3 (Lorene, Faber/Gupte) Mark Avara (PWMHD results)
3:30 PM Ponce/Cheb-Terrad confirmed Coffee Break Coffee Break
4:00 PM Tutorial 2 (ETK, writing your own thorn, Zlochower/Mewes) Tutorial 3 (Simulation, Roland) Dennis Bowen (HarmNR)
4:30 PM Tutorial 2 (ETK writing your own thorn, Zlochower/Mewes) Tutorial 3 (Simulation, Roland) Round Table, Future Directions Panel 1
5:00 PM Discussion Q&A Discussion Q&A Round Table, Future Directions Panel 2
5:30 PM     Round Table, Future Directions Panel 3
6:00 PM   Social Dinner  


Mark Avara   (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Thomas Baumgarte (Bowdoin College)
Dennis Bowen  (Los Alamos)
Steven Brandt  (Louisiana State University)
Manuela Campanelli   (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Riccardo Ciolfi (INAF, Padova)
Zachariah Etienne (West Virginia University)
Joshua Faber   (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Roland Haas  (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)
Lawrence Kidder (Cornell University)
Pablo Laguna (Georgia Tech)
Vassilios Mewes  (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Philip Moesta (Berkeley)
David Neilsen (Brighan Young University)
Scott Noble (NASA-GSFC, University of Tulsa)
Marcelo Ponce (Scinet)
David Radice (Princeton, Penn State)
Erik Schnetter (Perimeter Institute)
Wolfgang Tichy (Florida Atlantic University)

When: Monday, June 17, 2019 to Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

Where: Golisano Hall - Rm. 1400 20 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623.

Registration: To sign up for this conference, please use the link here.

Registrations fees: $50 Faculty, $30 Students, $30 Postdocs

Travel: To plan your trip to this conference, please click here.

Lodging: The official hotel for the workshop is the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, which is adjacent to the RIT campus. To reserve a room, follow this link and use promo code ETKBRE.The deadline for hotel room reservations is May 24, 2019.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you have any questions, please click here to contact, our staff Qin Ye.

This workshop is sponsored by NSF grant PHY-1550436 and by the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation.