Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

Multi-messenger astronomy and numerical relativity

Shibata, Masaru
Numerische und Relativistische Astrophysik
The observation of an astrophysical phenomenon using both different electromagnetic frequency ranges and gravitational waves has only recently become possible. This multi-messenger astronomy can contribute to solving some long-standing problems in physics: what do the inner structures of neutron stars look like? How were gold and the other heavy elements formed? Complex numerical-relativistic simulations of major astronomical events can shed light upon these problems.

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