43rd Saas-Fee Course
Star formation in galaxy evolution: connecting numerical models to reality
11-16 March 2013


Lecture 1: Prof. Volker Springel (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)

High perfomance computing and numerical modeling

Part 1: Collisional and collisionless N-body dynamics
Part 2: Gravitational force calculation
Part 3: Basic gas dynamics
Part 4: Smoothed particle hydrodynamics
Part 5: Eulerian hydrodynamics
Part 6: Moving-mesh techniques
Part 7: Towards high dynamic range
Part 8: Parallelization techniques and current computing trends

Lecture 2: Prof. Ralf Klessen (Zentrum fur Astronomie der Universitat Heidelberg)

Modeling Physical Processes in the ISM

Part 1 : Introduction
Part 2a : ISM Dynamics
Part 2b : ISM Dynamics
Part 2c : ISM Dynamics
Part 3 : Star Formation

Lecture 3: Prof. Nick Gnedin (University of Chicago)

Modeling Physical Processes at galactic scales and above

Part 1 : Physics of the IGM
Part 2 : From IGM to CGM
Part 3 : ISM: Gas In Galaxies
Part 4 : Star Formation
Part 5 : Stellar Feedback