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Speaker Roland Haas (Caltech)
Date Apr 24, 2013
Time 12:00 pm  
Location 464 Loomis
Sponsor Department of Physics
Event type Seminar
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Binary neutron stars are prime targets for gravitational wave searches by LIGO. The gravitational wave signal at merger encodes information about the nuclear equation of sate of neutron star matter in parameter regions inaccessible by terrestrial experiments. Neutron star mergers are also leading candidates to provide the central engine in short gamma ray bursts. Thus the problem attracted significant interest in the past from both numerical researchers and theoretical physicists. I report on recent progress in simulating binary neutron star mergers and numerical techniques appropriate to simulate long inspirals efficiently and accurately.