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Manuela Campanelli (RIT) used Frontera to explore the merger of neutron stars in 2017 that produced gravitational waves.

Her simulations help explain the origin of the powerful jet that were emitted and other electromagnetic signals.

Her simulations will be among the most accurate and longest ever of this collision and seek to answer key questions about LIGO observations and the type of electromagnetic signals emitted during stellar mergers.

Frontera allowed Campanelli's team to perform complex simulations at a speed two or more times faster than they could achieve on a local supercomputer.


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