Black Hole Simulations with PlayStations

Black Hole Simulations with PlayStations
Gaurav Khanna, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Picture of Gaurav Khanna
Date and time: Wed, Nov 01, 2017 - 4:00pm
Refreshments at 3:45pm
Location: Hasbrouck 134
Category: Departmental Colloquium

In this talk I will present some intriguing current research questions about (rotating) black holes that can be answered through high-accuracy computational approaches. In particular, I will cover some projects related to gravitational wave emission from black hole systems, and the nature of singularities in the black hole interior. No previous understanding of these topics will be assumed. I will cover the necessary basic background on black holes and gravitational waves in the early part of my talk. I will also demonstrate that current generation video-gaming technologies (such as game consoles, graphics cards, and even mobile devices) are very well suited to perform such computations, and more generally, have considerable promise as scientific computing platforms.