Luogo: Aula Newton  - Plesso Fisico

Relatore: David Hilditch -  Institute for Theorethical Physics,

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

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Abstract. In my presentation I will give an introduction to numerical

relativity, starting with an elementary discussion of the field equations

of general relativity. I will explain the relevance of PDE theory,

numerical analysis and high-performance-computing to the study of extreme

spacetimes. Afterwards I will discuss progress in the evolution of

gravitational waves that 'just about' collapse to form a black hole. I will

explain why we might expect to see critical phenomena in this regime and

its relevance to the cosmic censorship conjecture.

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