Principal Investigator: Tim Dietrich , Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam (Germany)

HPC Platform used: SuperMUC of LRZ

Local Project ID: pr48pu

The collision of two neutron stars is one of the most violent events in the Universe. The extreme conditions, with densities of about one hundred million tons per cubic centimeter and gravity hundred billion times that of Earth gravity, cannot be tested on Earth, which makes these events a perfect laboratory to study matter at extreme limits. Using advanced numerical relativity simulations, scientists study the phenomena close to the merger of the two neutron stars to extract information about the emitted gravitational wave and electromagnetic signals.