Modelling of Multiphase Astrophysical Media

​​ A wide range of astrophysical systems are multiphase. Gas phases at vastly different temperatures are co-spatial, interact with each other, and often lie at the core of understanding the matter and energy flows determining the dynamics of those systems.

Multiphase systems are ubiquitous - some examples include coronal rain, the interstellar medium, galactic winds, intracluster and intergalactic medium.

This workshop is intended to bring theorists from different sub-fields of astrophysics together to discuss challenges and solutions in modeling multiphase systems and the relevant physical processes shaping them.

The key questions to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

  • Under which conditions do multiphase systems form?
  • What sets the mass / momentum / energy transfer rates between the phases?
  • Which morphology and what kinematics do multiphase systems have?
  • How can we model multiphase gas computationally?
  • Program

    Preliminary program of the workshop has now been published. You can take a look at the abstracts of the talks in this booklet. As announced previously, we opted for shorter talks to have more time for (formal and informal) discussions. To make long individual introductions with similar contents obsolete, we also have short “intro” slots for each session where one or two speakers will introduce the main problems / challenges of the subfield.

    Registration and participants

    As the main purpose for the workshop is to have lively discussions, we aim to have around 50 participants on-site. Registration is closed now, you can find the list of confirmed participants here.


    The workshop will be held at Aspenstein Castle, 71 km south of Munich at Lake Kochel on the edge of the Bavarian Alps. It offers full-board accommodation and an inspiring atmosphere for intense communication, particularly fruitful for workshops.

    Accommodation rates are listed here and in the Logistics page of the Registration Form.

    How to reach Aspenstein Castle

    Please check the castle's location on the map
    or take a look at the guest information provided by Aspenstein Castle themselves.
    The castle's address for navigation is "Am Aspensteinbichl 11, Kochel am See, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Bavaria, 82431, Germany".

    Conference photo

    Important dates

  • October 4, 2022 - Registration open
  • December 1, 2022 - Registration closed
  • February 23, 2023 - Program published
  • May 29, 2023 -Arrival & dinner
  • May 30 - June 2, 2023 - Workshop
  • Code of Conduct

    All participants are obliged to fully commit to the Code of Conduct of the workhop.