Binary Black Hole Simulations - Mission Accomplished(?)

CDSNS Colloquium
Monday, February 2, 2009 - 16:30
2 hours
Skiles 255
School of Physics, Georgia Tech
I will review results from binary black hole simulations and the role that these simulations have in astrophysics and gravitational wave observations. I will then focus on the mathematical and computational aspects of the recent breakthroughs in numerical relativity that have made finding binary black hole solutions to the Einstein field equations an almost routine exercise.