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SC15: Revealing the Hidden Universe with Supercomputing Simulations of Black Hole Mergers

Published on November 18, 2015 by Jorge Salazar

Manuela Campanelli, professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation.

This November 2015 marks 100 years of Einstein's field equations that describe space and time as one interwoven continuum - and predict the existence of black holes and more.

Manuela Campanelli is a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation. Dr. Campanelli was invited to give a presentation at SC15 titled "Revealing the Hidden Universe with Supercomputer Simulations of Black Hole Mergers."

Dr. Campanelli uses the computational resources of XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, to probe the mysteries of black holes. She spoke by Skype to talk about that and about the 100th anniversary of Einstein's field equations and about her work that takes on the complexity of accurately describing black hole mergers.

The SC15 supercomputing conference takes place in Austin, November 15-20, 2015. SC15 showcases the latest in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis to advance scientific discovery, research, education and commerce.

Manuela Campanelli: General Relativity is celebrating this year a hundred years since its first publication in 1915, when Einstein introduced his theory of General Relativity, which has revolutionized in many ways the way we view our universe. For instance, the idea of a static Euclidean space, which had been assumed for centuries and the concept that gravity was viewed as a force changed. They were replaced with a very dynamical concept of now having a curved space-time in which space and time are related together in an intertwined way described by these very complex, but very beautiful equations.

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SC15 Invited Talks: Manuela Campanelli, Charbel Farhat

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