RIT hosting virtual conference on compact binary mergers for computational astrophysicists

The Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network will convene virtually July 12-16

RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) is hosting a virtual conference to discuss the cutting-edge science of binary neutron star and neutron star-black hole mergers. 

More than 30 participants on three continents will take part in the Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN) virtual event on July 12-16. 

Every aspect of binary mergers will be discussed, from the space-time as the objects begin to inspiral, to the nucleosynthesis in the ejecta. These binaries are complex natural phenomena that require supercomputers and large teams to simulate. They produce both gravitational and electromagnetic radiation and are the source of many heavier elements, such as gold.

The conference will be a week full of new scientific questions, such as the nature of the magnetic fields and accretion disks.

CCRG is a research center of excellence that focuses on computational astrophysics. CCRG leads a TCAN of scientists funded by NASA. More information about the workshop can be found on the Compact Binaries website. Also follow @CBinaries on Twitter and on Facebook.

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