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TCAN on Binary Neutron Stars Workshop 2020
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  • Location: rit.zoom.us
  • Type: Workshop

Scientific Program

Monday July 6 - Overview: observations and theory

Chair: Manuela Campanelli (Rochester Institute of Technology)

 9:30 - 10:00 - Opening remarks 

10:00 - 10:30 - Summary of LIGO BNS, NS-BH detections/candidates [PDF, Youtube] - Alessandra Corsi (Texas Tech University)

10:30 - 11:00 - Gravitational wave output Predictions [PDF, Youtube] - Sebastiano Bernuzzi (University of Jena)

11:00 - 11:30  - Information derivable purely from GW waveforms [PDF, Youtube] - Richard O'Shaughnessy (Rochester Institute of Technology)

11:30 - 12:00 - What has been done in theory and what has not [PDF, Youtube] - David Radice (Penn State University)

 

12:00-1:00 - Lunch Break   

 

1:00 - 2:00  - Brief discussion on key questions for break-out sessions - Discussion Leads: Manuela Campanelli & Yosef Zlochower (Rochester Institute of Technology) 

2:00 - 4:00 - Free-time/Self-organized Break-out Sessions

  • Breakout #1: GW Observations and Parameter Estimation
  • Breakout#2: Challenges for Theory and Simulations

4:00 - 5:00 - Panel Summary -- Ariadna Murguia Berthier (UC Santa Cruz) & Federico Lopez Armengol (Rochester Institute of Technology) [PDF, Youtube]

 

Tuesday July 7 - Methodology

Chair: Yosef Zlochower (Rochester Institute of Technology)

 9:45 - 10:00 - Zoom Breakfast 

10:00 - 10:30 - Initial data for binary mergers: Lorene and its competitors [PDF, Youtube] - Josh Faber & Tanmayee Gupte (Rochester Institute of Technology)

10:30 - 11:00 - New NR+GRMHD codes: IllinoisGRMHD [PDF, Youtube] - Zachariah Etienne & Leo Werneck (West Virginia University)

11:00 - 11:30 - New NR+GRMHD codes: Spritz [PDF, Youtube] - Federico Cipolletta (Rochester Institute of Technology)

11:30 - 12:00 - The hand-off: what's ready and what isn't [PDF, Youtube] - Federico Lopez Armengol (Rochester Institute of Technology)

 

12:00-1:00 - Lunch Break   

 

1:00 - 2:00  - Brief discussion on key questions for break-out sessions - Discussion Lead: Bruno Giacomazzo (University of Milano-Bicocca) 

2:00 - 4:00 - Free-Time/Self-organized Break-out Sessions 

 

  • Breakout #1: Discussion on Code Development 
                         2:00 - 2:30 - SphericalNR: A new code for BNS evolution - Vassilios Mewes (Oak Ridge National Lab) [PDF]
  • Breakout#2: (on the main zoom link): 2:30 - 3:00 - recording of Scott Noble talk.                 

4:00 - 5:00 - Panel Summary [PDF]

 

Wednesday July 8 -- Microphysics

Chair: Bernard Kelly & Jeremy Schnittman (NASA Goddard Space-Flight Center)

9:45 - 10:00 - Zoom Breakfast 

10:00 - 10:30 - Blending transport (neutrinos, photons) into fluid codes: Monte Carlo methods [PDF, Youtube- Josh Dolence (Los Alamos National Lab)

10:30 - 11:00 - Nuclear equations of state: underlying physics and use in fluid codes [PDF, Youtube- Luke Roberts  (Michigan State University)         

11:00 - 11:30 -  Nuclear equations of state: underlying physics and use in fluid codes [PDF, Youtube- Scott Noble (NASA Goddard Space-Flight Center)

11:30 - 12:00 - Nuclear equations of state: underlying physics and use in fluid codes [PDF, Youtube- Ariadna Murguia Berthier (UC Santa Cruz)

 

12:00-1:00 - Lunch Break   

 

1:00 - 2:00  - Brief discussion on key questions for break-out sessions - Discussion Leads: Scott Noble & Jeremy Schnittman (NASA Goddard Space-Flight Center) 

2:00 - 4:00 - Free-time/Self-organized Break-out Sessions 

4:00 - 5:00 - Panel Summary [PDFYoutube]

 

Thursday July 9  - Recent Results from Merging BNS and BH-NS

Chair: Bruno Giacomazzo (University of Milano-Bicocca)

9:45 - 10:00 - Zoom Breakfast

10:00 - 10:30 - Neutron Star Merger Outflows [PDF, Youtube- Francois Foucart (University of New Hampshire)

10:30 - 11:00 -  The Role of Magnetic Fields in Binary Neutron Star Mergers [PDF, Youtube- Jay Kalinani (INFN, Padua)

11:00 - 11:30 -  Black Hole-Neutron Star and Neutron Star Binaries as Progenitors of sGRBs [PDF, Youtube- Milton Ruiz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

11:30 - 12:00 -  Igniting Weak Interactions in BNS/NS-BH Post Merger Accretion Disk [PDF, Youtube- Daniel Siegel (Perimeter Institute)

 

12:00-1:00 - Lunch Break   

 

1:00 - 2:00  - Brief discussion on key questions for break-out sessions [PDF, Youtube] - Discussion Leads: Zachariah Etienne (West Virginia University) & Riccardo Ciolfi (INFN, Padua) 

2:00 - 4:00 - Free-time/Self-organized Break-out Sessions

4:00 - 5:00 - Panel Summary [PDF]

 

Friday July 10 - Astrophysics

Chair: Julian Krolik (John Hopkins University)

9:45 - 10:00 - Zoom Breakfast 

10:00 - 10:30 -  Recent results on jets and predicted properties/inferred properties [PDF, Youtube- Tsvi Piran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

10:30 - 11:00Binary neutron star mergers, short gamma-ray bursts, and kilonovae [PDF, Youtube- Riccardo Ciolfi (INFN, Padua)

11:00 - 11:30 - New fluid algorithms (GRHD on an unstructured Voronoi mesh) [PDF, Youtube- Phil Chang (University of Winsconsin at Milwaukee)

11:30 - 12:00 Nucleosynthesis in Short Gamma Ray Burst Engines [PDF, Youtube- Agnieska Janiuk (Center for Theoretical Physics Polish Academy of Sciences)

 

12:00-1:00 - Lunch Break   

 

1:00 - 2:00  - Brief discussion on key questions for break-out sessions [PDF, Youtube] - Discussion Lead: Julian Krolik (John Hopkins University) 

2:00 - 4:00 - Free-time/Self-organized Break-out Sessions 

4:00 - 5:00 - Panel Summary [PDF, Youtube]

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