Manuela Campanelli, astrophysicist and Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, simulates compact objects in the universe, like black holes and neutron stars. Frontera allows her team of researchers to simulate these complex systems twice as fast as previous systems.
Simulation is the same as the previous movie (https://youtu.be/Kp6i8N4DiaQ), except there is a very large high-res box centered at the origin at all times. This box has the same resolution (~191m) as the boxes around the NSs, both in this simulation and in the previous one. The black hole coordinate drift velocity is only about 60km/sec in this case, where it was about 200km/sec in the previous simulation.
Initial central density is about 1e-3 in these units.
A visualization of a binary black hole merger in a gasious environment. Visualization by Mark Van Moer of NCSA, simulation by Stephan d'Ascoli, Dr. Dennis Bowen, Dr. Manuela Campanelli, and Dr. Scott Noble