Fredagskollokvium: Numerical relativity: from black hole collisions to the quark-gluon plasma

Miguel Zilhão, Research scientist at Center for Astrophysics and gravitation (CENTRA), Lisbon

Miguel Zilhão, Center for Astrophysics and gravitation, Lisbon. Foto: M. Zilhão

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.

Numerical simulation, black holes
Numerical simulation of a scalar field cloud around binary black hole. Credits: Miguel Zilhão, 2019.
Publisert 24. sep. 2019 13:48 - Sist endret 25. sep. 2019 10:14