Speaker: Masaru Shibata (Max Planck Institute Potsdam and Yukawa Institute, Kyoto University)
Title: The predictive power of numerical relativity
Numerical relativity plays many important roles in astrophysics and general relativity. For example, it plays an important role in constructing theoretical templates of gravitational waves which are crucial for detecting gravitational waves and extracting the physical parameters of gravitational-wave sources. In this talk, I will introduce our latest numerical-relativity simulations for neutron-star mergers paying particular attention to the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements and to a rotating stellar collapse leading to a black hole that could accompany a supernova-like explosion, for the prediction of forthcoming observational results.
Room: Sala de Reuniões e Seminários (2-8.3) (2nd Floor of Physics Building)