Fredagskollokvium: Numerical relativity: from black hole collisions to the quark-gluon plasma
Miguel Zilhão, Research scientist at Center for Astrophysics and gravitation (CENTRA), Lisbon
We give an overview of the field of numerical relativity, discussing its history, major milestones and recent developments. We then briefly explain how we use these tools to evolve black hole collisions and compute the corresponding gravitational wave signal, as well as to model the quark-gluon plasma formed in relativistic colliders such as RHIC or the LHC.
We end with some prospects for the future.