Logo by Claudia Bruens
Pavel Kroupa: RSDN
The Rhine Stellar Dynamics Network consisted of 6 groups along
the Rhine river working on stellar dynamical problems and that are
partially involved in close collaborations:
Amterdam (S.Portegies Zwart)
Bonn (H.Baumgardt, P.Kroupa)
The RSDN was called into existence by P.Kroupa and R.Spurzem
in 2004 with the coming of P.Kroupa
to Bonn, and it was inaugurated at the start of the 1st RSDN meeting
HoLi Mountain Observatory.
June 13th 2005 (H. Baumgardt, P. Kroupa, R. Spurzem)
July 4th-5th 2005 (Ch. Boily, S. Portegies Zwart, P. Kroupa, R. Spurzem)
RSDN meeting at HoLi Mountain on 15/16 October 2004.
RSDN meeting at HoLi Mountain on 25th-27th November 2005.
RSDN meeting at HoLi Mountain on 1st-3rd December 2006.
4th RSDN/MODEST8 meeting
at the physics centre in Bad Honnef near Bonn, 4th -- 8th December 2007.
Another RSDN web-page:
January 2010: RSDN largely closed down. The reason: The node in Heidelberg is
mostly shut down because Rainer Spurzem has shifted his activities to
Beijing. The Cologne node is also closing down due to internal problems. At the Bonn node Holger
Baumgardt has been awarded an Australian Future Fellowship at the
Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Simon Portegies Zwart moved from
Amsterdam to Leiden.
In Bonn, computational stellar-dynamics remains a major research
tool and is taught extensively.