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CATEGORIES:Astrophysics Seminars
SUMMARY:Numerical simulations of binary black holes - Hara
ld Pfeiffer (CITA)
DTSTART:20131003T120000Z
DTEND:20131003T130000Z
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DESCRIPTION:The last few years have seen astonishing progress
in the numerical simulation of of the inspiral and
merger of two black holes. The results of these
simulations are of high importance to gravitationa
l wave detectors searching for binary black holes.
Numerical simulations also help to understand Ei
nstein's equations in the genuinely nonlinear and
dynamic situations. This talk gives an overview o
f recent advances of black hole simulations perfor
med within the SXS collaboration encompassing Calt
ech\, CITA\, Cornell\, Fullerton and WSU. We also
give examples of the scientific applications of t
hese simulations\, among them comparisons to post
-Newtonian calculations for precessing binary blac
k holes and and calculations of novel results for
the gravitational self-force acting on small bodie
s moving in the gravitational field of a large bla
ck hole.
LOCATION:Physics West 106
CONTACT:Ilya Mandel
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