THE LECTURES

The workshop will address astrophysical numerical simulations on different scales in theoretical introductory lectures and practical hands-on sessions. Also, participants will be given time and work material to consolidate lecture content after the introductory sessions. On the last day, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their open questions with the lecturer and SOC. 

 

Introductory lectures:

A general introduction will be given, covering basic numerical schemes for solving (partial) differential equations as well as the N-body problem and how to solve hydrodynamics in form of the Euler equations. Furthermore, an introduction 

on how to include further physical models in the simulations, e.g. star formation, in the form of sub-grid models will be provided. In addition, a basic introduction on programming, covering the most relevant topics such as parallel programming in C and performing data analysis using Python will be provided.

Hands-on sessions:

Numerical simulations will be carried out using the hydrodynamic/N-body code GADGET; cosmological simulations in the first and simulations on galaxy scales in the second part of the hands-on sessions.

The first part includes the generation of suitable initial conditions, running the simulations and finally analyzing the data by running a halo-finder on the produced output. 

In the second part, initial conditions of compound disk galaxy models will be generated. Then the produced model galaxies will be evolved in isolation and in a cluster environment. Finally, the produced data will be analyzed using Python. 

 

Group allocation of participants for  Hands-on sessions and group work is here.