Filippo Galeazzi, Luciano Rezzolla
, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)
HPC Platform used:
SuperMUC of LRZ
Local Project ID:
Leveraging the HPC infrastructure of LRZ, researchers at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main employ a series of in-house developed cutting-edge numerical methods to simulate in full general relativity the inspiral, merger, and collapse of neutron stars. The computationally intense, fully parallel simulations incorporate relativistic hydrodynamics, nuclear finite-temperature equations of state, and an approximate treatment of neutrino emission and absorption. The results, obtained by measuring gravitational waves, can provide important information on the properties of matter at nuclear densities.