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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

The Status of Black Hole Binary Simulations
Speaker(s): Sean McWilliams
Abstract: The initial gold rush of exploration into new regions of parameter space has slowed significantly. While our ability to simulate larger spins and more extreme mass ratios has continued to improve, much of the recent progress in numerical relativity has centered on improvements in methodology, in condensing and interpreting an ever-growing body of numerical results, and in incorporating matter into the numerical simulations. In this review, I will summarize the recent progress in this field, focusing on novel results in the simulation of black hole binaries, with some discussion of novel applications of those results to data analysis.
Date: 24/06/2010 - 1:30 pm
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