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Preliminary Programme

Morning sessions: Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301.
Hands-on sessions: Training room 1, building 16.3, room 213a

Programme one-page summary here


High resolution group photo here

Monday, 14 September 2015
09:00-09:30Registration and welcome with brief introduction to the school, Paul Gibbon
09:30-10:30Introduction to MPI-AMRVAC for solar and astrophysical modeling, Rony Keppens
10:30-10:45Coffee break
10:45-12:00Using MPI-AMRVAC for solar coronal modeling: example applications, Chun Xia
12:00-13:45Lunch break
13:45-16:00Hands on part 1: MPI-AMRVAC test-suite of hydro to magnetohydrodynamic problems. AMRVAC Worksheet
16:00-16:30Coffee break
16:30-18:30 Hands on part 2: Modeling Rayleigh-Taylor dynamics in solar prominences


Tuesday, 15 September 2015
09:00-10:30Space weather applications using magnetohydrodynamic approaches, Stefaan Poedts
10:30-10:45Coffee break
10:45-12:00Particle tracing and acceleration in MHD evolution, Oliver Porth
12:00-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:30Hands on part 3: potential, linear force-free and PFSS field extrapolations from local to global solar magnetograms
15:30-15:45Coffee break
15:45-17:45Hands-on part 4: Reconnection dynamics in continuum descriptions and particle acceleration aspects.
17:15-18:15Selected highlights from CHARM research, Rony Keppens



Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The SWIFT cosmological simulation code: introduction to SPH, Tom Theuns

Improved SPH with GIZMO, Bert Vandenbroucke

10:30-10:45Coffee break

Task-based parallelism, Pedro Gonnet

Swift's fast-multipole gravity implementation, Matthieu Schaller

12:00-13:45Lunch break
13:45-15:30Hands-on experiments with Swift: overview of benchmark tests. SWIFT Worksheet
15:30-15:45Coffee break
15:45-17:45Hands-on: Timing and scaling experiments with Swift's hybrid parallelism strategy
18:30-19:30Evening Lecture: Prof. Joachim Saur, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne
20:00-Summer School Dinner (all participants)
Thursday, 17 September 2015
09:00-10:30Introduction to iPic3D: the implicit moment method for particle-in-cell simulations, Giovanni Lapenta
10:30-10:45Coffee break
10:45-12:00Multi-scale kinetic simulations: the multi-level multi-domain methodology, Maria-Elena Innocenti
12:00-13:45Lunch break
13:45-15:30Hands on with iPic3D: fully kinetic modeling of magnetic reconnection. iPIC3D Worksheet
15:30-15:45Coffee break
15:45-17:45Hands on with iPic3D, continued


Friday, 18 September 2015
09:00-10:30Reports by participants on hands-on experiments
10:30-10:45Coffee break
10:45-11:45High Performance Computing at JSC, Paul Gibbon
11:45-12:00Summary and School closing