Chapter 8. Black Hole Simulations with CUDA
Frank Herrmann, John Silberholz and Manuel Tiglio
In 1915 Albert Einstein derived the fundamental laws of general relativity that predict the existence of gravitational radiation. While indirect evidence is by now well established and led in 1993 to the Nobel Prize in Physics being awarded to Russel A. Hulse and Joseph H. Taylor, no direct detection has occurred to date. This is because gravitational waves reaching Earth are extremely weak. Recently, researchers have built gravitational wave detectors achieving the required sensitivities to make direct detection possible. A number of laser interferometer experiments are devoted to this task. The currently most sensitive one (LIGO
) consists of two ...