Black Hole Campaign

Using the Einstein Toolkit and the BlueWaters supercomputer we are assembling a catalog of black hole collision simulations. These simulations model the inspiral and merger of black hole binaries of different mass ratios, with orbits ranging from circular to highly eccentric. This catalog will allow us to explore the extreme physics of colliding black holes, and to more accurately model the gravitational waves these collisions produce, allowing them to be detected by gravitational wave detectors like LIGO.

Team Members

Eliu Huerta
Roland Haas
Charalampos Markakis
Bhanu Agarwal
Daniel George
Daniel Johnson
Miguel Holgado
Wei Ren
Michael Usachenko
Erik Wessel
Ian Hinder (AEI)