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Public outreach movie in German

A German translation of the public-outreach movie on the recent breakthrough made at the AEI has been produced and can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXjbYA5mSFo The original English version can instead be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow9JCXy1QdY These movies, together with other non-official … Continue reading

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Seth Hopper joins the group as new postdoc

Dr. Seth Hopper joins the numerical-relativity group as new postdoc working on binary black holes. Dr.Hopper has just received his PhD from the University of North Carolina with a thesis on “Gravitational Waveforms of Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals”.

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Breakthrough Study Confirms Cause of Short Gamma-Ray Bursts

A simulation performed on our supercomputer cluster shows that the collision oftwo neutron stars can naturally produce the magnetic structures thought to power the high-speed particle jets associated with short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The study provides the most detailed glimpse of … Continue reading

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Tomasz Bulik arrives for a short visit

Professor Tomasz Bulik, of the University of Warsaw, has arrived at the institute for a three day visit. He will be giving a seminar on “Stellar mass binary black holes: formation scenarios and merger rates”.

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Dr Barry Wardell to receive thesis prize from IOP’s Gravitational Physics Group co-sponsored by CQG

It is a great honour and pleasure for us to announce that the 2010 IOP Gravitational Physics Group’s Thesis Prize, which is co-sponsored by Classical and Quantum Gravity, was awarded to Dr Barry Wardell, a member of the AEI Numerical … Continue reading

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Cluster day 2011 at the AEI: April 5th

Following the tradition started a few years ago, the members of the Numerical Relativity Group and of the IT Department would like to invite you to the 2011 edition of the Cluster-Day@AEI. As in the past, the meeting is meant … Continue reading

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SFB/TR7 spring meeting: Feb 21-22

The group is hosting the spring meeting of the SFB/TR7. More information can be found here

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Riccardo Ciolfi arrives for a long-term visit

Riccardo Ciolfi, who recently finished his PhD Thesis from the University of Rome La-Sapienza, has arrived at the AEI to work with us for several months. He will be continuing his study of the structure and equilibria of magnetized neutron … Continue reading

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New Numerical Relativity group web site launched

The website of the Numerical Relativity group has been replaced with a new version. The new site is built using WordPress, which will hopefully make it much easier to keep up-to-date.

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New postdoc positions for 2011-2012

Three postdoctoral positions are anticipated for 2011-2012. More information here

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