TDLI Summer School on Computational Astrophysics

May 17-25, 2018

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai, China,  is organising a series of summer or winter schools in the field of nuclear astrophysics. The inaugural Summer School on Computational Astrophysics was held from July 3 to 11, 2017.

The 2018 TDLI Summer School on Computational Astrophysics will take place from May 17 to 25, 2018 on the Minhang Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. Dr. Bernhard Mueller from Monash University, Australia will be the lecturer. The main goal of this School is to teach students how to write and use hydrodynamic codes based on finite volume methods. Dr. Mueller's expertise is in simulating core collapse supernovae.

The School is designed for graduate students with significant research experience in astrophysics and beginning postdoctoral researchers. Interested applicant should ask his/her research advisor to send a recommendation letter to Professors Alexander Heger ( and
Yong-Zhong Qian (

Applicants received prior to March 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Approximately 30 participants will be accepted. Attendance for the entire duration of the School is required. The TDLI provides lodging (two students per room) for the nights of May 16-25, 2018 and meals on lecture days of the School for all participants. There is a registration fee of RMB 2,000 or US $300, which covers coffee breaks and social events.



Scientific Organizing Committee

Alexander Heger (Co-Chair, Monash University, Australia)
Yi Peng Jing (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Bernhard Mueller (Monash University, Australia)
Yong-Zhong Qian (Co-Chair, SJTU/University of Minnesota, USA)


Local Organizing Committee

Projjwal Banerjee (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Li Fu (Tsung-Dao Lee Institute)
Sheng Li (Tsung-Dao Lee Institute)
Zhao Zhou Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Yijie Ren (Tsung-Dao Lee Institute)
Jinghua Shi (Tsung-Dao Lee Institute)
Zhen Yuan (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory)



Bernhard Mueller (Monash University, Australia)


Teaching Assistants

James Grimmett (Monash University, Australia)
Conrad Chan (Monash University, Australia)




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