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What fuels the powerful engine of neutron star mergers?
New computer simulation reveals the dynamo that generates large-scale magnetic fields in merging neutron stars more
What drives supernovalike explosions?
A new general-relativistic viscous-radiation hydrodynamics simulation indicates that rotating stellar collapses of massive stars to a black hole surrounded by a massive torus can be a central engine for high-energy supernovae, so-called hypernovae. more
Dr. Friedrich Förster Prize for Hao-Jui Kuan
Excellent doctoral thesis on tidal effects in coalescing binary stars more
Understanding neutron star mergers
Complex numerical simulation sheds light on an extreme cosmic process more
Relativistic astrophysics workshop
Date: April 3-5, 2023
Location: AEI Potsdam more
From “i” for “inspiral” to “g” for “gamma-ray burst”
For the first time, scientists model both the merger of a black hole with a neutron star and the subsequent process in one single simulation. more
Models for binary black hole – neutron star mergers
Numerical simulations reveal details of the coalescence more
New virtual laboratory for merging neutron stars
For the first time, a high-performance computer will make it possible to simulate gravitational waves, magnetic fields and neutrino physics of neutron stars simultaneously. more
2018 Nishina Memorial Prize for Masaru Shibata
Professor Masaru Shibata, director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, receives the most prestigious Japanese physics award more
Professor Masaru Shibata appointed as new director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam
The computational astrophysicist will strengthen and broaden the institute’s competence in numerical relativity, astrophysics and fundamental gravity. He will establish the Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division. more
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