GW Seminar: Numerical Relativity and the Evolution of Compact Binary Spacetimes

Abstract: 

The burgeoning field of gravitational wave astronomy relies crucially on modeling signals from astrophysical systems of interest. Close to the merger of compact objects numerical relativity plays a crucial role in this modeling. Numerical relativity is, in many cases, moreover the only tool we have to understand strong-field, dynamical spacetimes. In my talk I will give an introduction to the subject, focusing on what can presently be achieved. To avoid giving the impression that 'everything is solved' I will also spend some time discussing important open problems.

Place: 
KIAA auditorium room
Speaker: 
David Hilditch
CENTRA
Time: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm