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Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics

15th July 2019   -   15th July 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Attendees will learn and employ a variety of computational/numerical methods for problem solving, as well as build essential complementary skills such as data visualisation, public speaking, proposal writing, and networking. The school will be a mix of short topical lectures and interactive problem solving, using methods that can be applied to a wide range of topics. Students will work collaboratively on several types of canonical problems (with guidance from teachers and more advanced students), gaining hands-on experience with cutting-edge techniques employed in modern theoretical astrophysics. Examples include: setting up and solving sets of non-linear differential equations, running numerical simulations of (magneto)hydrodynamic equations, and utilizing order-of-magnitude techniques to develop intuition for a physical problem.