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ISIMA 2014: Gravitational Dynamics

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30/06/2014 - 08/07/2014
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Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto

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The 2014 International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics (ISIMA) is dedicated to the study of “Gravitational Dynamics”, and will take place at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.

Gravity controls the formation, evolution and fate of almost all celestial bodies, from small objects like asteroids, to planets and stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. The study of gravitational dynamics has been revived in the past few decades thanks to advances in high-performance computing. High-precision algorithms are used to follow the trajectory of near-Earth asteroids, and predict the likelihood of collisions with our planet. We are also able to simulate the evolution of the entire Solar System for billions of years, and investigate its past and future. We can study and visualize, through simulations, how a galaxy like the Milky Way assembles over time.