The Center of Space Physics and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), the Maison de la Simulation (CEA/CNRS), and the University of Valencia will organize ASTRONUM-2011 - the 6th Annual International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows in Valencia, Spain, 13-17 June, 2011.

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Software packages for modeling and analyzing plasma flows
  • Advanced numerical methods for space, astrophysical and geophysical flows
  • Large-scale fluid-based, kinetic, and hybrid simulations
  • Turbulence and cosmic ray transport
  • Magnetohydrodynamics

with the application to

  • Physics of the Sun-Heliosphere-Magnetosphere
  • Interstellar medium and star formation
  • Cosmology and galaxy formation
  • Dynamo effect
  • Stellar Physics

The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading experts in applied mathematics, space physics, astrophysics, and geophysics in order to discuss the application of novel numerical algorithms to computationally challenging problems.

The conference will be structured around invited, 40-minute keynote and 25-minute regular talks, and a limited number of contributed talks, with no parallel sessions.

E-mail inquiries about the meeting should be directed to Nikolai Pogorelov (Nikolai.Pogorelov@uah.edu), Edouard Audit (Edouard.Audit@cea.fr) and José Antonio Font (j.antonio.font@uv.es).

Program Committee:

Edouard Audit (CEA/CNRS Maison de la Simulation, co-chair)
Phillip Colella (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
José Antonio Font (University of Valencia, co-chair)
José María Ibánez (University of Valencia)
Kanya Kusano (Nagoya University)
Michael Norman (UCSD)
Nikolai Pogorelov (UAH, co-chair)
James Stone (Princeton University)
Gary P. Zank (UAH)