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.
Our first paper on our new code Spritz has been published on Classical and Quantum Gravity. The code is also publicly available on Zenodo. This first paper presents tests in special and general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics. We are currently working on a second paper that will present our current tests of its equation of state driver and neutrino emission scheme.
The code will then be used for numerical relativity simulations of neutron star binary mergers.
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.
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”.
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!