After almost two years I attended an in-person conference. It was the XXIV Conference of the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (SIGRAV) at the University of Urbino (Italy). I gave an invited plenary talk on “GRMHD Simulations of Compact Object Binaries”. The pdf version of my talk can be found on the conference webpage.
The Einstein Toolkit school took place the last week of July online. All lectures were recorded and they can be found on the school web page.
This week I participated at two very interesting workshops at the Rochester Institute of Technology: the Einstein Toolkit and the TCAN meeting. I gave a talk on wednesday presenting some applications of my WhiskyMHD code to binary neutron star mergers (below you can find the YouTube video of my talk).
Both workshops were successful and with very interesting discussions about the future of the Einstein Toolkit and our plan for the next year of our TCAN international collaboration funded by NASA. Many young researchers joined both meetings indicating a strong potential growth for the field of numerical relativity applied at astrophysical sources.
On July 31 I gave a talk at the INT workshop “Observational Signatures of r-process Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Star Mergers” on “Magnetic Field Effects in the Post-Merger Phase of Binary Neutron Stars”. The slides of my talk are available online in pdf format together with the other workshop talks.
Two weeks ago I gave a plenary talk on “General Relativistic MagnetoHydroDynamic Simulations: a Review and Status Report” at the European Physical Society 44th Conference on Plasma Physics (Belfast, Northern Ireland). The pdf version of my talk is now available online.
Two weeks ago I gave a review talk on “Merging Neutron Stars as Tools for Fundamental Physics” at the S13 session on “The multifrequency gravitational wave universe” at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (June 26 – 30 2017, Prague, Czech Republic). The slides of my talk can be found here in pdf format.
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”.
From 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 http://events.unitn.it/en/et-eu2016.