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UIB Relativity Group organizes CoCoNut Meeting 2012
8 October, 2012
How can we study the physics behind extreme situations such as the collapse of rapidly rotating stars or the evolution of neutron stars? To discuss it, over 40 international experts will meet in Palma de Mallorca. CoCoNut Meeting 2012 will be held from 24 to 26 October at the campus of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).
The conference, organized by the Relativity Group (UIB GRG) is the sixth one of teh CoCoNut meetings. The emphasis of this year will be to study how gravitational waves can be used to explore the new physics under extreme conditions. The meetings receive this name because "Coconut" is a software code that is used to numerically simulate situations in which general relativity plays an important role.
The meetings have this name because "Coconut" is a software code that is used to numerically simulate situations in which general relativity plays an important role.
Some of the topics to be covered include:
- Gravitational wave theory and detection.
- Simulation and modeling of GW sources: black holes, neutron stars, supernovae.
- Multimessenger astronomy using GW.
- Science potential of present and future planed detectors.
The conference is multidisciplinary and may be of interest to cosmologists aswell as high-energy physics, theoretical or numerical relativists and nuclear astrophysicists. Registration is open until 15 September.
The invited speakers are:
- Patrick Sutton, Cardiff University (UK)
- Chris Van Den Broeck, National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) in Amsterdam (Nederlands)
- Reinhard Prix, Albert-Einstein Institut Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover (Germany)
The organizers are:
- Carles Bona, Universitat de les Illes Balears
- Sascha Husa, Universitat de les Illes Balears
- Alicia Sintes, Universitat de les Illes Balears
- Jerome Novak, LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon
- Pablo Cerdá-Durán, DAA, Universidad de Valencia
- Isabel Cordero-Carrión, MPA, Garching bei München
More information at the conference website.
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