Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
The DRAGON globular cluster simulations: a million stars, black holes and gravitational waves
Naab, Thorsten; Spurzem, Reiner; Wang, Long für die DRAGON collaboration
Forschungsgruppe „Computergestützte Strukturbildung“
SummaryAn international team of experts from Europe and China has performed the first simulations of globular clusters with a million stars on the high-performance GPU cluster of the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility. These – up to now – largest and most realistic simulations can reproduce observed properties of stars in globular clusters at unprecedented detail and shed light into the dark world of black holes. The computer models deliver high quality synthetic data and predict nuclear clusters of single and binary black holes.