First announcement for a semester program at ICERM, Brown University in Providence titled “Advances in Computational Relativity” from September 9th to December 11th, 2020.

The aim of this semester program is to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations involving mathematicians, statisticians and the relativity community with the goals of:

(i) creating new subfields within computational mathematics which focus on important, pressing issues related to gravitational waves as well as providing mathematicians with new questions and problems to explore,

(ii) fostering an environment for the deep collaboration and cross pollination of ideas between these two groups,

(iii) work towards solving some of the most pressing mathematical modeling and numerical simulation issues facing the gravitational wave community.

Although the program will run over the entire Fall 2020 semester with several researchers staying all semester at ICERM, you are welcome to participate at any convenient time for as long you can. In addition, there will be a week-long workshop once every month organized by topic. Dates and workshop titles appear below:

9/14: Workshop 1: "Advances and Challenges in Computational Relativity.”

10/5: Workshop 2: "Mathematical and Computational Approaches for solving the source- free Einstein field equations."

10/26: Workshop 3: "Mathematical and Computational Approaches for the Einstein field equations with matter fields”

11/16: Workshop 4: “Statistical methods for the detection, classification, and inference of relativistic objects”

ICERM has funding available to cover travel and accommodation for faculty, postdocs and students. Please apply using the link "Apply with Cube" at the program website. Please let Scott Field (sfield(AT)umassd.edu) or Gaurav Khanna (gkhanna(AT)umassd.edu) know if you have any questions about the program.

Please find full information on the program's website: https://icerm.brown.edu/programs/sp-f20/