Rochester Institute of Technology

Site-wide links

Computer calculations modeling the gravitational waves LIGO has observed to date and the black holes that emitted the waves. The image shows the horizons of the black holes above the corresponding gravitational wave.
Credit: Teresita Ramirez / Geoffrey Lovelace / SXS Collaboration / LIGO Virgo Collaboration.
Inspired by the Kepler Orrery IV (
NASA film displaying a simulation that was performed by CCRG members.
This video comes courtesy of the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia, one of the groups that collaborates with the center. The video depicts the two radio antennas at the site and the outbuildings.
Dissertation defense by Brennan Ireland

Binary Black Holes in the Inspiral Regime: The Effect of Spins and Eccentricity on Spacetime Dynamics and Gravitational Radiation
The video is a Spanish language interview with Dr. Carlos Lousto.
An extended interview with Dr. Manuela Campanelli about the first binary neutron star merger detection.
An interview with Dr. Carlos Lousto about the detection of a binary neutron star merger.
A visualization of a binary black hole merger in a gasious environment. Visualization by Mark Van Moer of NCSA, simulation by Stephan d'Ascoli, Dr. Dennis Bowen, Dr. Manuela Campanelli, and Dr. Scott Noble
Comparing the GW170104 signal seen by LIGO (in blue and orange) with computer simulations of black hole mergers (in black). The black circles represent the simulated black holes, scaled in proportion to their masses. Black holes can also spin about an axis, and where a simulated black hole was spinning we show the direction of the north pole with a gray arrow. The longer the arrow, the faster the spin. Interestingly, all of the simulations produce results broadly similar to the detected signal, despite their different configurations.
This visualization of a full numerical simulation of GW150914 has the parameters of mass ratio q=m1/m2=0.82 and intrinsic spins a1=-0.44 and a2=+0.33 as described in.