"We propose and explore a method for alleviating the scale disparity in numerical relativity simulations with mass ratios in the intermediate astrophysical range ($10^2 \lesssim q\lesssim 10^4$), where purely perturbative methods may not be adequate. A region around the smaller object considerably smaller than its horizon is excised from the numerical domain, and replaced with an analytical model approximating a tidally deformed black hole. We develop the basic idea and try it on the toy model of a scalar charge in a circular geodesic orbit around a Schwarzschild black hole, solving for the scalar field as a linear perturbation in a 1+1D framework. Collaborators: Mekhi Dhesi, Adam Pound, Leor Brack, Harald Pfeiffer"


Talk Number PIRSA:21060064
Speaker Profile Hannes Rüter