S E M I N A R IDepartament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Universitat de València
Numerical Binary Black Hole Collisions: A Status Report
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Washburn University, Kansas, EUA
Seminari del departament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Dimecres 28 juny 2006
In recent months, impressive breakthroughs have been made in numerical calculations of binary black hole collisions. In this talk, I will give some motivation and background on this problem, including as an example a discussion of some of the techniques that were used in one code that was in existence roughly ten years ago. I will then discuss advances that have been made since then which have allowed several groups to perform calculations of the inspiral and collision of two black holes, and to calculate the gravitational waveforms that would be produced by such collisions.