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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.
This discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.

GW170817: Binary Neutron Star Merger

This discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light. [more]
When binary neutron stars inspiral and finally merge they emit gravitational waves.

Binary Neutron Stars

When binary neutron stars inspiral and finally merge they emit gravitational waves. [more]
These numerical relativity simulations show the merging of two neutron stars.

Binary Neutron Stars

These numerical relativity simulations show the merging of two neutron stars. [more]
The figures and the animation show the coalescence of two orbiting black holes as detected by the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observatories on the 14<sup>th</sup> of August 2017.

First triple-coincident observation of a binary black hole merger by LIGO and Virgo

The figures and the animation show the coalescence of two orbiting black holes as detected by the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observatories on the 14th of August 2017. [more]
The video and the images show a numerical simulation of the gravitational-wave event GW170104 associated to the third binary black-hole coalescence detected by LIGO.

Third Detection of Gravitational Waves on Earth: Numerical Simulations

The video and the images show a numerical simulation of the gravitational-wave event GW170104 associated to the third binary black-hole coalescence detected by LIGO. [more]
The video and the images show a numerical simulation of the gravitational-wave event GW151226 associated to a binary black-hole coalescence.

Second Detection of Gravitational Waves on Earth: Numerical Simulations

The video and the images show a numerical simulation of the gravitational-wave event GW151226 associated to a binary black-hole coalescence. [more]
Numerical-relativity simulations of the first binary black-hole merger observed by the Advanced LIGO detector on September 14, 2015.

First Detection of Gravitational Waves on Earth: Numerical Simulations

Numerical-relativity simulations of the first binary black-hole merger observed by the Advanced LIGO detector on September 14, 2015. [more]
These images are the result if the numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole.

Binary Black Holes: Inspirals

These images are the result if the numerical simulation of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. [more]
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.

Antikick

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. [more]
Electromagnetic Counterparts of Binary Black-Hole Mergers.

Electromagnetic Counterparts to Inspiralling Black Holes

Electromagnetic Counterparts of Binary Black-Hole Mergers. [more]
Inspiraling Neutron Stars merge and form a Black Hole.

Binary Neutron Stars: Inspirals

Inspiraling Neutron Stars merge and form a Black Hole. [more]
Head-on collision of two neutron stars to a black hole or a neutron star.

Binary Neutron Stars: Collisions

Head-on collision of two neutron stars to a black hole or a neutron star. [more]
 
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