The Leiden BNU Astronomy Summer School is a collaboration between Leiden Observatory and Beijing Normal University. Leiden Observatory is pleased to welcome BNU bachelor students for an interactive programme in computational astrophysics. Computational Astrophysics is a rapidly developing paradigm in modern astrophysics. In recent years, multi-scale and multi-physics simulations become feasible on workstations and even personal computers, thanks to the state-of-the-art algorithms and hardware.
- Start date 15-07-18
- Duration 2 weeks
- Level Bachelor students
- Location Leiden
The main goal of the proposed workshop is to study several gravitational dynamics processes using some commonly used computational methods. The main focuses of this workshop are:
- The secular evolution of the Solar System and exoplanetary system
- The Lidov-Kozai cycles and their applications
- The dynamical evolution of star clusters
- The dynamics of galaxy mergers
Students will be working collaboratively in small groups. Each small group can choose a research project. Beside the research projects, the Summer School includes several colloquia on different topics, lectures in computation astrophysics, an excursion to LOFAR/Dwingeloo and a social programme.
Who can apply
This Summer School programme is open to selected BNU bachelor students only.
How to Apply
Application via BNU.
Leiden Observatory is a world-class institute for research in astronomy and astrophysics based in the Netherlands, approximately 35km from Amsterdam. The atmosphere at the observatory is dynamic, with approximately 100 faculty/research scientists and 70 graduate students engaged in astrophysical research on a wide range of topics. Major fields of interest include extrasolar planets, star formation, cosmology, galaxy formation, instrumentation, and astrochemistry. Multiple research projects will likely be available within these fields.