34th Meeting of the AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy, May 2003
4 Energetic Dynamics
Oral, Monday, May 5, 2003, 4:15-5:35pm,

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[4.01] Invited: Numerical Simulations of Black Holes

S. A. Teukolsky (Cornell)

Einstein's equations of general relativity are extremely complicated and difficult to solve. Recently great progress has been made in trying to solve these equations numerically using supercomputers. Problems involving black holes are particularly challenging. I will describe the results of recent calculations of black hole collisions, and relate the results to the current observational search for gravitational waves. Needless to say, no knowledge of general relativity will be assumed.

This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

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