Computational Modelling Group

Multiscale Relativistic Simulations

3rd October 2016
Research Team
Alex Wright
Ian Hawke

Two large objects form a binary inspiral, losing energy in the form of gravitational waves

There has been recent success in experiments, such as LIGO, in detecting the mergers of celestial objects via the gravitational waves they emit. By implementing numerical methods, we aim to speed up the numerical simulations of these events but up to two orders of magnitudes, and study binary inspirals in greater detail and over much larger timespans.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Astrophysics, Complex fluids, Fluid Dynamics, General Relativity

Algorithms and computational methods: Finite differences, Finite elements, Finite volume

Programming languages and libraries: C++, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Python

Computational platforms: Linux, Mac OS X

Transdisciplinary tags: NGCM