Binary Neutron Stars Merger Simulations (2015)
The theory that describes gravitational interactions in astrophysics and cosmology is General Relativity. The gravitational field is interpreted geometrically and matter interacts dynamically with space-time. The accurate theoretical study of extreme astrophysical objects (such as pulsar, x-rays sources, neutron stars, black holes, etc.) requires the use of Einstein's equation coupled to equations for both, matter and the electromagnetic fields.
Here you can find companion material to the publication:
The modified code as well as the post processing (Python) scripts can
be download from the SVN server:
svn --username=anonymous checkout https://einstein.pr.infn.it/svn/numrel/pub/ #(passwd: anon)
We kindly ask to cite (arXiv:1509.08804) if you find any of the material here useful for your own research.
In order to checkout the source code necessary to re-run our simulations, use the GetComponents script:
Compiling the Einstein Toolkit is outside of the scope of this document, but the following tutorial might help: Einstein Toolkit New Users Tutorial.