Stellar Hydro Days V

June 24 - June 28, 2019

University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Venue: Streatham Court, Lecture Theatre B


This workshop follows previous Stellar Hydro Days workshops (Los Alamos 2005, 2006; Santa Fe 2012: Victoria B.C. 2017). It is devoted to the the study and numerical description of (magneto-)hydrodynamic processes characterising stellar interiors and evolution. Major developments in computational methods and high performance computing enable huge progress in the multi-dimensional description of complex processes (e.g turbulence, convection, mixing, transport of angular momentum) which play key roles in stars from early phases to advanced stages of evolution. The main goal of the workshop is to review recent progress in stellar hydrodynamics simulations of convection. We will discuss the challenges and best strategies of capturing results from multi-dimensional simulations for application in 1D models and the links between multi-D numerical simulation and observations.

Major topics include

  • Numerical methods and algorithms for stellar (magneto-)hydrodynamics
  • Code benchmarking within a stellar context: going beyond standard benchmark tests
  • Turbulent convection; convective boundary mixing
  • Double-diffusive convection
  • Convection and nucleosynthesis in the late stages
  • Rotation
  • Shear Flows
  • Internal gravity waves
  • Hydrodynamics of pre-supernova stellar evolution
  • The role of MHD
  • Links with 1D stellar evolution models: how to exploit 2D/3D numerical data to improve 1D formalisms?
  • Links with observations (asteroseismology, surface abundances, HRD, etc).
  • Links with laboratory experiments

Scientific Organising Committee

Robert Andrassy, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada

Isabelle Baraffe, University of Exeter, UK (Co-Chair)

Ben Brown, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Sean Couch, Michigan State University, USA

Philipp Edelmann, Newcastle University, UK

Falk Herwig, University of Victoria, Canada (Co-Chair)

Samuel Jones, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S.A

Daniel Lecoanet, Princeton, USA

Bernhard Mueller, Monash, Australia

Jane Pratt, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

Fritz Roepke, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany

Paul Woodward, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Important Dates

Feb 5: Abstract submission and registration open

Apr 2: Abstract deadline

Apr 22: Conformation email to participants

Apr 28: Registration deadline (this is a hard deadline for accomodation)

May 17: Program announcement

Meeting time and venue

Date: June 24 - June 28 2019

Venue: Campus of the University of Exeter (Directions), Streatham Court, Lecture Theatre B