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.

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