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Putting Infinity on the Grid

Presented by: 
David Hilditch
Date: 
Thursday 3rd October 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
I will talk about an ongoing research program relying on a dual frame approach to treat numerically the field equations of GR (in generalized harmonic gauge) on compactified hyperboloidal slices. These slices terminate at future-null infinity, and the hope is to eventually extract gravitational waves from simulations there. The main obstacle to their use is the presence of 'infinities' coming from the compactified coordinates, which have to somehow interact well with the assumption of asymptotic flatness so that we may arrive at regular equations for regular unknowns. I will present a new 'subtract the logs' regularization strategy for a toy nonlinear wave equation that achieves this goal.
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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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