XIII Würzburg Workshop on Supernovae and Stellar Hydrodynamics

19 12 2018

On December 17 and 18, 2018, the PSO group organized the 13th Würzburg Workshop on Supernovae and Stellar Hydrodynamics in Heidelberg at the Studio Villa Bosch. About 30 researchers from international universities and institutions gathered to discuss new developments in the field and to collaborate on new and existing projects, among them several HITS alumni from the PSO and the TAP groups. The participants discussed in detail the modeling of Type Ia supernova explosions, dynamical processes in stellar evolution, mergers and common envelope phases in binary stellar systems and neutron star merger events.

About HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.