Black Hole Physics and Mathematics Through Scientific Computing

  • Date: 03/16/2007

Matthew Choptuik (University of British Columbia)


University of British Columbia


I will give an overview of ongoing calculations in numerical relativity
at UBC and elsewhere. The talk will include a gentle introduction to
Einstein's theory of gravity (general relativity) and the role of black
holes in the theory. The nature of the computational problems faced in
the numerical analysis of general relativity, as well as some key
strategies and approaches that have been successful over the years will
be discussed. The themes that appear, including the importance of
adaptivity, parallellism and visualization will be familiar to those
working in the field of scientific computation.

Other Information: 

Centre for Scientific Computing Seminar 2007