All speakers, poster presenters etc.
are requested to send electronic versions of their presentations
to Matt Choptuik at any time (the
sooner the better!), so that they can be linked into this page.

7:00a-8:45a |
Breakfast |

8:45a-9:00a |
Brenda
Shakotko, BIRS, Welcome
and
Introduction to BIRS |

9:00a-9:50a |
Douglas
Arnold, University of
Minnesota; Introduction to
the Einstein Field Equations [PDF1 & PDF2] |

9:50a-10:10a |
DIscussion |

10:10a-10:30a |
Coffee
and Discussion |

10:30a-11:20a |
Matt Choptuik, University
of
British Columbia; Survey of
numerical approximations of black hole
spacetimes [PDF | PS] |

11:20a-11:40a |
Discussion |

11:40a-3:00p |
Lunch,
Free Time, Guided Tour of
BIRS: Buffet Lunch from 11:30a-1:30a |

1:00-2:00p |
GUIDED
TOUR OF BIRS! |

3:00p-3:30p |
Thomas Baumgarte,
Bowdoin
College; Survey of neutron
star simulations in NR [PDF] |

3:30p-3:45p |
Coffee
and Discussion |

3:45p-4:15p |
Eric Hirschmann,
Brigham Young
University; Black hole
"no-hair" theorems and numerical relativity [PDF |
PS] |

4:15p-4:30p |
Discussion |

4:30p-4:45p |
Break |

4:45p-5:15p |
David
Garfinkle, Oakland University;
Numerical
simulations
of gravitational singularities [PPT | PDF] |

5:15p-5:30p |
Discussion |

5:30p-7:30p |
Buffet
Dinner (5:30-7:30) and Free Time |

MONDAY APRIL 18

7:00a-9:00a |
Breakfast |

9:00a-9:30a |
Oscar
Reula, University of Cordoba;
On strong
hyperbolicity of Einstein's equations [PDF] |

9:30a-9:45a |
Discussion |

9:45a-10:15a |
Olivier
Sarbach, Caltech; Boundary conditions
for Einstein's equations [PDF] |

10:15a-10:30a |
Discussion |

10:30a-10:45a |
Coffee
Break |

10:45a-11:15a |
Carsten
Gundlach, University of
Southampton; Hyperbolicity
of
second order systems [PDF] |

11:15a-11:30a |
Discussio |

11:30a-11:45a |
GROUP
PHOTO! |

11:45a-2:45p |
Break;
Buffet Lunch from 11:30a-1:30p |

2:45p-3:00p |
Coffee
Break |

3:00p-3:50p |
Heinz
Kreiss, KTH; Difference
approximations for second order hyperbolic systems [PDF] |

3:50p-4:10p |
Discussion |

4:10p-5:00p |
Eitan
Tadmor, University of Maryland;
Detection, reconstruction and approximate
evolution of piecewise smooth solutions [PDF] |

5:00p-5:20p |
Discussion |

5:20p-7:30p |
Buffet Dinner (5:30-7:30) and Free Time |

7:30p-9:00p |
Poster
Session |

TUESDAY APRIL 19

7:00a-9:00a |
Breakfast |

9:00a-9:30a |
Jeff
Winicour, University of
Pittsburgh; A model
black hole
excision problem [PDF] |

9:30a-9:45a |
Discussion |

9:45a-10:15a |
Frans
Pretorius, Caltech; Toward binary black
hole simulations in numerical relativity [PPT | PDF
| PDF/MPEGs] |

10:15a-10:30a |
Discussion |

10:30a-10:45a |
Coffee
Break |

10:45a-11:15a |
Manuel
Tiglio, Louisiana State University;
High order
methods
for multi-block evolutions in numerical relativity [PPT | PDF
| PDF/MPEGs] |

11:15a-11:30a |
Discussion |

11:30a-3:45p |
Break;
Buffet Lunch from 11:30a-1:30pm |

3:45p-4:00p |
Coffee
Break |

4:00p-4:30p |
Michael
Holst, UC San Diego; Finite element
methods in numerical relativity [PDF] |

4:30p-4:45p |
Discussion |

4:45p-5:15p |
Richard
Falk, Rutgers University; Finite element
methods for hyperbolic systems [PDF] |

5:15p-5:30p |
Discussion |

5:30p-7:30p |
Break;
Buffet Dinner from 5:30p-7:30p |

WEDNESDAY APRIL 20

7:00a-9:00a |
Breakfast |

9:00a-9:30a |
Nicolae
Tarfulea, Purdue University -
Caulmet; Constraint
preserving
boundary conditions in NR [PDF] |

9:30a-9:45a |
Discussion |

9:45a-10:15a |
Alexander
Alekseenko, Cal State
Northridge;
Constrained
evolution and differential boundary conditions [PDF] |

10:15a-10:30a |
Discussion |

10:30a-10:45a |
Break |

10:45a-11:15a |
Helmut
Friedrich, AEI, Potsdam; Problems of
calculating wave signals which characterize isolated systems [PDF] |

11:15a-11:30a |
Discussion |

11:30a-1:30p |
Buffet
Lunch from 11:30a-1:30p |

1:30p-5:30p |
FREE
AFTERNOON!! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!! |

5:30p-7:30p |
Buffet
DInner |

7:30p-8:00p |
Ralf Hiptmair, ETH Zurich; Conservative discretization of Einstein-Dirac equations in spherical symmetry [PDF] |

8:00p-8:15p |
Discussion |

8:15p-8:45p |
Snorre Chistiansen, University of Oslo; On constraint preservation in numerical simulations of Yang-Mills equations [PDF] |

THURSDAY APRIL 21

7:00a-9:00a |
Breakfast |

10:15a-10:30a |
Coffee Break |

12:00 NOON |
CHECK OUT (i.e. please be checked out by 12:00 Noon) |

11:30a-1:30p |
Buffet Lunch |

- Michael Purrer, Sacha Husa and Peter Aichelburg, ITP, U Wien,
Austria, News from Critical
Collapse: Bondi Mass, Tails and Quasinormal Nodes [PDF]

- ALexander Alekseenko, Cal State
Northridge; Constraint preserving
boundary conditions
for the BSSN formalism [PDF]

- Lars Andersson, University of Miami and AEI; The BKL proposal and cosmic censorship [PDF]
- Robert Bartnik and Andrew Norton, Monash U; Null quasi-spherical Einstein characteristic code [PDF]
- Additional information available HERE

- Luisa Buchman, JPL and Jim Bardeen, University of Washington, Hyperbolic tetrad formulation of the Einstein equations for numerical relativity [PDF]
- Gioel Calabrese, University of Southampton; Finite differencing second order systems describing black hole spacetimes [PDF]
- Randy Leveque,
University of Washington and James Rossmanith, University of
Michigan, High-resolution finite
volume methods for hyperbolic PDEs on manifolds [PDF]

- David Meier, UIUC; Constrained
transport algorithms for numerical relativity. I. Development of a
finite-difference scheme [PDF]