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UK Astrophysics SPH Forum 2010

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

June 21-22 2010

We are pleased to announce the 2nd UK Astrophysics SPH Forum, to be held at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Manchester on Monday June 21st and Tuesday June 22nd 2010. Our aim is to provide a forum for astrophysicists working in the UK to meet, find out what each other are doing, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments in SPH. The meeting will focus on techniques rather than science per se and will leave plenty of time for discussion.

The meeting dates have been chosen to co-incide with the 5th International SPHERIC SPH Workshop to be held in Manchester on June 23-25.

Slides from Talks

Slides for some of the talks presented at the meeting can be downloaded here (via FTP).


- First announcement: announcing meeting and web-page.

- Second announcement: registration open.

- Third announcement

Registration: Payment and Talks

Registration is now closed.

The fee covers refreshments, lunches and a curry on the Monday at East Z East.

If you would like to give a talk, please send an email to uksph [at] jb.man.ac.uk and include the talk title.

Location and Travel

The meeting will be held in the Lovell seminar room within JBCA. This is located on the 3rd floor of the Alan Turing Building on The University of Manchester's main campus and is only a short (about 15 minute) walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station. Details on how to get to the campus can be found here. The Alan Turing Building is number 46 on the campus map. Direction signs will be posted within the Alan Turing Building to locate the Lovell room.

If you are interested in finding out more about the city of Manchester and what it has to offer, an excellent summary is provided here


Please make your own accommodation arrangements. The University of Manchester is only a short walk from the city centre where you will find many hotels, e.g. from Google Maps.

Here are a few suggestions for nearby hotels:

- Days Hotel Manchester, Sackville St, Tel. 0161 955 8400
- Premier Inn, Portland St, Tel. 0870 238 3315
- Hotel Ibis, Portland St, Tel. 0161 234 0600
- Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Tel. 0161 275 6333

A local map showing JBCA and some of these hotels is also available here.

Programme and Participants

We expect the meeting to start at 10.30 (coffee) for 11.00 (talks) on the Monday. The evening meal will be at 19.30.

The list of participants can be found here.

The talks programme can be found here.

Contact us

All other queries should be sent to the following address

Email contact: uksph [at] jb.man.ac.uk

SOC: Frazer Pearce, Peter Thomas, Scott Kay