Parallelization, Special Hardware and Post-Newtonian Dynamics in Direct N - Body Simulations

  • Rainer Spurzem
  • Ingo Berentzen
  • Peter Berczik
  • David Merritt
  • Pau Amaro-Seoane
  • Stefan Harfst
  • Alessia Gualandris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 760)

The formation and evolution of supermassive black hole (SMBH) binaries during and after galaxy mergers is an important ingredient for our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution in a cosmological context, e.g. for predictions of cosmic star formation histories or of SMBH demographics (to predict events that emit gravitational waves). If galaxies merge in the course of their evolution, there should be either many binary or even multiple black holes, or we have to find out what happens to black hole multiples in galactic nuclei, e.g. whether they come sufficiently close to merge resulting from emission of gravitational waves, or whether they eject each other in gravitational slingshot interactions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Spurzem
    • 1
  • Ingo Berentzen
    • 1
  • Peter Berczik
    • 1
  • David Merritt
    • 2
  • Pau Amaro-Seoane
    • 3
  • Stefan Harfst
    • 2
    • 4
  • Alessia Gualandris
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Astronomisches Rechen-InstitutZentr. Astron. Univ. Heidelberg (ZAH)Mönchhofstrasse 12-14Germany
  2. 2.College of Science, Dept. of PhysicsRochester Instute of TechnologyRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Max-Planck Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)D-14476 PotsdamGermany
  4. 4.Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek and Section Computational ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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