Relativistic MHD simulations of stellar core collapse and magnetars

  title={Relativistic MHD simulations of stellar core collapse and magnetars},
  author={Jos{\'e} A. Font and Pablo Cerd{\'a}-Dur{\'a}n and Michael Gabler and Ewald M{\"u}ller and Nikolaos Stergioulas},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
We present results from simulations of magneto-rotational stellar core collapse along with Alfvén oscillations in magnetars. These simulations are performed with the CoCoA/CoCoNuT code, which is able to handle ideal MHD flows in dynamical spacetimes in general relativity. Our core collapse simulations highlight the importance of genuine magnetic effects, like the magneto-rotational instability, for the dynamics of the flow. For the modelling of magnetars we use the anelastic approximation to… 

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