Dr. Elke Müller
Press Officer AEI Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 567-7303 Fax: +49 331 567-7298
Gravitational Wave Modelling
Numerical simulations of neutron stars and black holes provide insights into the possible structure of gravitational wave signals and into other astrophysical phenomena.
These images are the result if the numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole.
In this model, a smaller and a large black hole move linearly towards each other and collide head-on. The smaller black hole moves faster, has a high downward momentum and emits strong gravitational waves downwards.
Electromagnetic Counterparts of Binary Black-Hole Mergers.
Inspiraling Neutron Stars merge and form a Black Hole.
Head-on collision of two neutron stars to a black hole or a neutron star.
Computer simulations of an unstable spherical neutron star and of a rapidly spinning neutron star that is bar-like deformed by a dynamical instability.
Computer simulations showing the formation of a neutron star by the gravitational collapse of a stellar core and the gravitational collapse of a neutron star to a rotating black hole.