European Einstein Toolkit Workshop 2017


Black Holes, Red Square, and Blue Waters: A Symposium in Honor of Edward Seidel’s 60th Birthday


The 2017 European Einstein Toolkit Workshop in Mallorca will provide an opportunity for researchers and students interested in numerical relativity to learn about the Einstein toolkit and discuss about its current and future development. The Einstein Toolkit is a publicly-available framework used by many research groups in the world, with applications ranging from high-energy astrophysics to cosmology.

The first three days will be dedicated to presentations and discussions concerning the development and applications of the Einstein Toolkit  and will be open to developers and anyone interested in numerical relativity, numerical (magneto-)hydrodynamics, cosmology, gravitational wave data analysis and related fields. The workshop will present recent developments and allow for discussions about future directions of code development and applications.

Friday evening and Saturday will be devoted to a special event – “Black Holes, Red Square, and Blue Waters: A Symposium in Honor of Edward Seidel’s 60th Birthday (EdFest)”.

Both the workshop and the symposium will take place at the Club Pollentia Resort near Alcúdia in Mallorca.

International Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Gabrielle Allen, University of Illinois, USA
  • Eloisa Bentivegna, University of Catania, Italy
  • Bruno Giacomazzo,  University of Trento, Italy
  • Eliu Huerta, University of Illinois, USA
  • Sascha Husa, University the Balearic Islands, Spain

Local Organizing committee (you can contact us at ET2017organizers–at–

  • Sascha Husa
  • Alicia M Sintes
  • Miquel Oliver Almiñana
  • Rafel Jaume Amengual


This meeting is made possible thanks to the support of the University of the Balearic Islands, the Relativity and Gravitation group at UIB, IAC3, IEEC, the Spanish Redongra research network, the goverment of the Balearic Islands (Govern Balear) and  the Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competividad (MINECO).