# Moving black holes via singularity excision

@article{Shoemaker2003MovingBH, title={Moving black holes via singularity excision}, author={Deirdre M. Shoemaker and K. L. Smith and Ulrich Sperhake and Pablo Laguna and E Schnetter and D. Fiske Cornell and Penn State and Tuebingen and Maryland.}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={2003}, volume={20}, pages={3729-3743} }

We present a singularity excision algorithm appropriate for numerical simulations of black holes moving throughout the computational domain. The method is an extension of the excision procedure previously used to obtain stable simulations of single, non-moving black holes. The excision procedure also shares elements used in recent work to study the dynamics of a scalar field in the background of a single, boosted black hole. The excision method is tested with single black-hole evolutions using…

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