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Putting Infinity on the Grid

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GCSW02 - Structure preservation and general relativity

I will talk about an ongoing research program relying on a dual frame approach to treat numerically the field equations of GR (in generalized harmonic gauge) on compactified hyperboloidal slices. These slices terminate at future-null infinity, and the hope is to eventually extract gravitational waves from simulations there. The main obstacle to their use is the presence of 'infinities' coming from the compactified coordinates, which have to somehow interact well with the assumption of asymptotic flatness so that we may arrive at regular equations for regular unknowns. I will present a new 'subtract the logs' regularization strategy for a toy nonlinear wave equation that achieves this goal.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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