[AG-TECH] AG Seminar: THU 5/7: Black holes in a computer. Prof. Faber, SMS & Ctr. for Computational Gravity and Relativity, RIT

Gurcharan S. Khanna gurcharan.khanna at rit.edu
Wed May 6 08:49:12 CDT 2009

Joshua Faber, Assistant Professor, SMS and Center for Computational 
Gravity and Relativity

Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:30 pm IT Collaboratory 17-3110

Black holes in a computer: garbage in, nothing out

In this talk, I'll explain the basics of relativity, like how seemingly 
innocent statements like "The speed of light is  the same for all 
observers" revolutionized our understanding of the universe.  I'll 
introduce black holes, which are endlessly fascinating but difficult to 
deal with numerically.  We've recently learned how to crash them into 
each other on a computer without the computer itself crashing, producing 
many scientific predictions and cool movies to boot.

http://rc.rit.edu/rcss.html for further details including Access Grid 


Gurcharan S. Khanna, Ph.D.
Director of Research Computing
Office of the Vice President for Research

Assistant Research Professor, Ph.D. Program
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Founding Director, Interactive Collaboration Environments Laboratory
Center for Advancing the Study of Cyberinfrastructure
Rochester Institute of Technology
IT Collaboratory Bldg. 17, Room 3119
Rochester, New York 14623-5603
Phone: 585-475-7504  ~  Cell: 585-451-8370
Email: gurcharan.khanna at rit.edu

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