Research Highlights from the Numerical Relativity group

(Order follows the time of posting on the preprint archive)


The missing link: Merging neutron stars naturally produce jet-like structures and can power short Gamma-Ray Bursts

Luciano Rezzolla, Bruno Giacomazzo, Luca Baiotti, Jonathan Granot, Chryssa Kouveliotou, Miguel A. Aloy Ap. J. Lett., in press, 2011
(article, preprint)


Analytic modelling of tidal effects in the relativistic inspiral of binary neutron stars

Luca Baiotti, Thibault Damour, Bruno Giacomazzo, Alessandro Nagar, Luciano Rezzolla
Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, 261101, 2010
(article, preprint)

Black hole-neutron star mergers and short GRBs: a relativistic toy model to estimate the mass of the torus

Francesco Pannarale, Aaryn Tonita, Luciano Rezzolla
Ap. J. 727, 95, 2011
(article, preprint)

Understanding the “anti-kick” in the merger of binary black holes

Luciano Rezzolla, Rodrigo P. Macedo, José Luis Jaramillo
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 221101, 2010
(article, preprint, APS Focus)


Vacuum Electromagnetic Counterparts of Binary Black-Hole Mergers

Philipp Mösta, Carlos Palenzuela, Luciano Rezzolla, Luis Lehner, Shin’ichirou Yoshida, Denis Pollney
Phys. Rev. D 81, 064017, 2010
(article, preprint)

Unambiguous determination of gravitational waveforms from binary black hole mergers

Christian Reisswig, Nigel Bishop, Denis Pollney, Bela Szilagyi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 221101, 2009
(article, preprint)

Can magnetic fields be detected during the inspiral of binary neutron stars?

Bruno Giacomazzo, Luciano Rezzolla, Luca Baiotti
Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 399, L164, 2009
(article, preprint)


Magnetohydrodynamic Effects in Propagating Relativistic Jets: Reverse Shock and Magnetic Acceleration

Yosuke Mizuno, Bing Zhang, Bruno Giacomazzo, Ken-Ichi Nishikawa, Philip E. Hardee, Shigehiro Nagataki, Dieter H. Hartmann
Astrophys. J. Lett.. 690, L47,  2009
(article, preprint)

Accurate evolutions of inspiralling neutron-star binaries: prompt and delayed collapse to black hole

Luca Baiotti, Bruno Giacomazzo, Luciano Rezzolla
Physical Review D 78, 084033, 2008
(article, preprint)

Constraint-preserving boundary treatment for a harmonic formulation of the Einstein equations

Jennifer Seiler, Bela Szilagyi, Denis Pollney, Luciano Rezzolla
Class. Quant. Grav. 25, 175050,  2008
(article, preprint)


The Final Spin from the Coalescence of Aligned-Spin Black Hole Binaries

Luciano Rezzolla, Peter Diener, Nils Dorband, Denis Pollney, Christian Reisswig, Erik Schnetter, Jennifer Seiler
Astrophys. J. Lett. 674, L29,  2008
(article, preprint)

How to tell a gravastar from a black hole

Cecilia B. M. H. Chirenti, Luciano Rezzolla
Class. Quant. Grav.24, 4191, 2007
(article, preprint

Recoil Velocities from Equal-Mass Binary-Black-Hole Mergers

Michael Koppitz, Denis Pollney, Christian Reisswig, Luciano Rezzolla, Jonathan Thornburg, Peter Diener, Erik Schnetter
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 041102, 2007


Gravitational waves from Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals in non-pure Kerr spacetimes

Enrico Barausse, Luciano Rezzolla, David Petroff, Marcus Ansorg
Phys. Rev. D 75, 064026, 2007
(article, preprint)

Challenging the paradigm of singularity excision in gravitational collapse

Luca Baiotti, Luciano Rezzolla
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 141101,  2006
(article, preprint)

A powerful hydrodynamic booster for relativistic jets

Miguel A. Aloy, Luciano Rezzolla
Astrophys. J. Lett. 640, L115,  2006

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