Numerical Relativity and Astrophysics

  title={Numerical Relativity and Astrophysics},
  author={Luis Lehner and Frans Pretorius},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Throughout the Universe many powerful events are driven by strong gravitational effects that require general relativity to fully describe them. These include compact binary mergers, black hole accretion, and stellar collapse, where velocities can approach the speed of light and extreme gravitational fields (ΦNewt/c2≃1) mediate the interactions. Many of these processes trigger emission across a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Compact binaries further source strong gravitational wave… 

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