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School of Physics and Astronomy

GR simulations in cosmology

Queen Mary University of London, 7 & 8 September 2020

The detailed observation of cosmological large-scale structure with the next generation of astronomical surveys will bring the opportunity to study the precise geometry of the spacetime we inhabit. If general relativity holds, this will undoubtedly unravel some key information about the nature of the “dark” components of the Universe. However, to interpret the data correctly, we also need to up the game in our theoretical and numerical modelling.

This specialised workshop aims to bring together the young and active community that has set out to explore relativistic aspects of cosmology with numerical simulations. Developers of some of the state-of-the-art computational tools (Einstein Toolkit, gevolution, GRAMSES) will give overview presentations and lead hands-on tutorials to show how these tools can be used effectively for research projects in cosmology. While some numerical skills will be useful, no prior experience with any of the specific codes is required. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their research in short contributed talks (limited number of slots available).

Important notice: Due to the ongoing public health emergency we have decided to hold the complete workshop remotely using a web conferencing platform (Zoom). It will not be necessary to travel. Participation is free of charge, please register until 14. August 2020 by filling out this form. A detailed programme will be available shortly thereafter.