Letters of Intent received in 2018

LoI 2020-2022
Prediction power of computational astrophysics as a discovery tool

Date: 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Dmitry Bisikalo (bisikalo@inasan.ru)
Coordinating division: Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science
Other divisions:
Co-Chairs of SOC: Dmitry Bisikalo (Institute of astronomy RAS)
Tomoyuki Hanawa (Chiba University)
Christian Boily (University of Strasbourg)
James Stone (Princeton University)
Chair of LOC: Edouard Audit (Maison de la Simulation)



- planets and exoplanets;
- strong gravity: accretion disks, jet, gravitational waves;
- stellar evolution;
- star formation;
- large scale structure and galaxy formation;
- new computational tools and data mining.



Computational astrophysics is fast becoming indispensable for data-handling and scientific discovery in astronomy. A spectacular example is the calculation of gravitational wave forms to high accuracy coupled with sophisticated algorithms for signal analysis, together enabling an undisputed detection. The main objective of this Symposium is to capitalize on such exciting advances. To that end, we will bring together top scientists in a broad variety of research fields to single out bold predictions that meet today's outstanding challenges from theory and observations. Computational approaches to data-mining and theoretical modeling of phenomena at various scales (from planetary- to extra-galactic scales) will be covered. Strategies for combining physical processes simultaneously at different energy levels will be sought, with an eye on current issues brought up by high accuracy observations (Alma, Chandra, ... ). Topical challenges from future space- and ground-based facilities (JWST, Euclid, SKA, ...) will receive special consideration.