Belmont computer science major and Pathways Scholar Grayson Carroll attended the Einstein Toolkit Workshop at Georgia Tech University April 3-6 in Atlanta, Ga. Carroll and Belmont physics professor Scott Hawley, along with almost 20 students, postdocs and professors from around the world, learned to implement concepts from Einstein’s theory of gravity in a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.
During the workshop Carroll and a small team developed a routine to track neutron stars as they orbit in computer simulations. Carroll and Hawley plan to apply what they learned at the workshop in order to interface Hawley’s black hole simulation code with the codes of other researchers around the world.
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