Computational Modelling Group

Multiscale Relativistic Simulations

3rd October 2016

A 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. I will use numerical methods to simulate the inspiral of a black hole/neutron star binary system.


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

Algorithms and computational methods: Finite differences, Finite elements

Programming languages and libraries: C++