This school is supported by :

Organizers: P. Grandclément, E. Gourgoulhon and J. Novak (LUTH)

Contact : Philippe.Grandclement at obspm.fr

Proceedings:

- Printable version
- Slides of the presentations: see the program below

Spectral methods encompass a large class of numerical techniques that have long proven their great ability to solve partial differential equations. If those methods have extensively been used since the 70's in fluid dynamics, they have been introduced in the 90's in the field of General Relativity by the Meudon group and are employed by other groups since then. They have yielded to a lot of scientific advances, like the computation of rapidly rotating neutron stars or binary black holes, for example. More recently, a new direction of research has been investigated with the application of spectral techniques to Gauge Field Theory. The first preliminary results look promising.

The various examples will be implemented with the LORENE library written in C++ and so the participants should be, at least, familiar with the syntax of C++. However, in order to attract the largest possible audience, short notes on C++ will be prepared beforehand for anyone not yet familiar with this language.

The school is scheduled for the week from 14 to 18 November, 2005. It will take place in the CIAS (Centre International d'Ateliers Scientifiques) in Meudon Observatory near Paris. CIAS provides rooms fully equiped with computers to enable the participants (with a maximum of 20 persons) to put into practice the numerical methods they will learn.

Please contact: philippe.grandclement at obspm.fr