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Inside the Final Black Hole from Black Hole Collisions

Presented by: 
Pablo Laguna
Date: 
Friday 4th October 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Modeling black hole singularities as punctures in space-time is common in binary black hole simulations. As the punctures approach each other, a common apparent horizon forms, signaling the coalescence of the black holes and the formation of the final black hole. I will present results from a study that investigates the fate of the punctures and in particular the dynamics of the trapped surfaces on each puncture.

Co-authors: Christopher Evans, Deborah Ferguson, Bhavesh Khamesra and Deirdre Shoemaker
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