Coalescence milliseconds before completion. The colors show densities.
In the period, 1996-1999, NASA sponsored the Coalescing Binary
Neutron Stars project as a part of the Earth and Spaces
Sciences Grand Challenges program at Goddard Space Flight Center. (The
usual acronym for one neutron star is ``NS'' and ``NSNS'' for binary
neutron stars.) The objective, briefly, was a high performance code to solve
the Einstein space time equations combined with the Navier Stokes equations
of fluid flow and then apply this code to the study of coalesing binary
Here are some links to NASA images featuring NSs:
There were eight members of the Binary Neutron Star team:
- Steve Ashby. Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC), Lawrence
Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA. email@example.com
Mathematics and Computer Science, Argonne National
Lab. Also Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago.
State University of New York at Stony Brook. Physics.
Paul Saylor, Department of
Computer Science UIUC and NCSA. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ed Seidel, Max Planck-Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany and
the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Urbana, IL.
- Wai-Mo Suen, Department of Physics, Washington University,
St. Louis. email@example.com
- Doug Swesty,
Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY at Stony Brook
With the Viz help of David Bock and John Shalf of NCSA plus the scientific
help of Alan Calder and Ed Wang, Doug has recently
completed some movies of a merger. These may take several minutes to load,
- Cliff Will, Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis,