Numerical Relativity Group

Welcome to the Numerical Relativity Group's website. Our current research centers on the simulation of
black holes and other extreme spacetimes. The goal is to gain a better understanding of relativity and the
physics of exotic objects in the distant cosmos. The simulations use the Spectral Einstein Code (SpEC), which
can treat compact objects in full general relativity. Thus far we have simulated over a hundred different
compact object binaries, including black hole-black hole, black hole-neutron star, and neutron star-neutron
star systems. The simulations help us to learn about the astrophysics of these objects. They are also used
to produce gravitational wave templates for observatories such as LIGO.


Useful links:


Cornell Physics Department

Cornell Astronomy Department