New Postdoc position now open

I just announced a new postdoc position that opened recently in my group. The deadline is on March 5. More details can be found on my job page or on hyperspace.

My latest APS talk is now available on line

My latest talk at the “April” meeting of the American Physical Society that was held in Washington DC from January 28 to 31 2017 is now available on line on the conference web page. In this talk I presented a short overview of the most important results of our latest paper on “General relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of binary neutron star mergers forming a long-lived neutron star“.

That session included also other interesting talks about neutron star simulations and magnetic fields, and many of those talks can also be downloaded from the APS April meeting web page.

All the seminars given on December 13 2016 at the “workshop on Numerical Relativity in matter spacetimes for Gravitational Wave astronomy (NRmGW)” in Valencia (Spain) are now available on YouTube. Below you can watch my talk on “Magnetic Field Effects in Neutron Star Binaries”.

Report on my PRACE project now available on GCS webpage

giacomazzo_grsimstar_01The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) has now published online my report on my latest PRACE project “GRSimStar – General Relativistic Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers”. The report is written in a way that can (hopefully) be understood by the general public and includes also a short movie from one of my simulations. Enjoy!

GRMHD Simulations of BNS Mergers with the APR4 EOS

Our paper describing fully general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics simulations of binary neutron stars with the APR4 equation of state has been now published on Classical and Quantum gravity!

With the paper we also published our gravitational wave signals, initial data, and movies.

Plus check our video abstract below!

High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering (Garching/Munich 2016)

SuperMUC_book_2016Our contribution to the book “High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering, Garching/Munich 2016” has been published. The book can be downloaded for free in pdf format from this link. The book collects the main results from simulations run on the supercomputers at LRZ.

You can find our contribution titled “General Relativistic Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers” at page 50. These simulations were run as part of our PRACE proposal “2014112625 – GRSimStar – General Relativistic Simulations of binary neutron Star mergers “.

Einstein Toolkit EU School and Workshop

W_220_15_imgHPFrom June 13 to 17 we hosted the first European school of the Einstein Toolkit and its second European workshop. Approximatively 40 people attended the event from both inside and outside Europe.

Slides of lectures and talks can be downloaded from the event web page at

Talk on “EM Counterparts of LIGO-Virgo Events” at INAF

Yesterday I attended the “INAF after GW150914” meeting in Rome. I was asked to give a short theoretical overview on electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources (pdf slides can be downloaded here). The focus of the meeting was to better understand the important role that the Italian Astrophysical Research Institute (INAF) can play in the gravitational wave era. The whole meeting was broadcasted live and you can watch it (in Italian) on INAF YouTube channel. Below instead you can listen to my talk (in Italian).

Public outreach talk by the cWB group in Trento

Today Giovanni Prodi and his collaborators gave an excellent public outreach talk on the discovery of gravitational waves and their important contribution to this amazing result. The video below is in Italian and was filmed at the University of Trento.

Gravitational Waves!

Today the discovery of gravitational waves was finally announced. Below you can find the video of the NSF press conference and a simple video explaining what gravitational waves are 🙂

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