- a Cambridge N-body School: July 30 - August 11, 2006

Welcome to

Cambody is a Cambridge N-body School aimed at students and post-docs in the fields of astrophysical N-body simulations.

The purpose of the school is to give a thorough background knowledge of the subject and to introduce the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics. Topics will cover computational techniques and stellar evolution processes including mass loss and collisions, as well as special treatments for compact subsystems.

The school will take place at the Institute of Astronomy, the University of Cambridge, which has a long tradition of excellence in research.

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA) came into being in 1972 by the amalgamation of three institutions which had developed on the site. These were the Cambridge University Observatory which was established in 1823, the Solar Physics Observatory (1912) and the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (1967).

The IoA is a department of the University of Cambridge and is engaged in teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy. A wide class of theoretical problems are studied, ranging from models of quasars and the evolution of the universe, through theories of the formation and evolution of galaxies and stars, X-ray sources and black holes. Two special-purpose GRAPE supercomputers are available on site for N-body simulations in addition to a number of workstations.

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