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Alireza Rashti

Postdoctoral Scholar

I am a postdoc scholar in the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, here, at the Pennsylvania State University. My research focuses on the dynamical evolution of astrophysical compact objects in events where black holes and neutron stars coalesce. In these cataclysmic events, the governing equations of gravity and matter are in a highly nonlinear regime. Therefore, to solve the equations and understand the underlying physics of these phenomena, numerical methods are required. As such, I devise and develop numerical relativity infrastructures, for CPU and GPU high-performance clusters, to create initial data as well as dynamical evolutions of these gravitational systems. For numerical relativity projects and problems, I am looking forward to being reached at akr6170 at psu.