Exploring strong gravity systems with the techniques of magnetohydrodynamics

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Only on campus (Sala Sousa Pinto)
Hector Olivares (from Radboud University to University of Aveiro)

Gravitational wave detections, images of black hole shadows, and other impressive developments in observational astronomy allow us to study strong gravity systems in a completely new way. Being immersed in the universe, these systems are surrounded by plasma, which can be described by the equations of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). In light of the observing missions planned for the near future, we will explore some applications of general relativistic MHD simulations to study the observable properties of black holes and other compact objects, as well as new ways in which numerical solutions of the Einstein field equations could benefit from methods employed in numerical MHD.

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