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Selected Problems in Computational Gravity

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dc.contributor.advisor Poisson, Eric
dc.contributor.advisor Schnetter, Erik Miller, Jonah 2017-08-16T14:24:38Z 2017-08-16T14:24:38Z 2017-08 2017-07-25 2017-08-16
dc.description.abstract Einstein's theory of general relativity comprises a system of ten highly nonlinear, coupled differential equations. This makes problems in general relativity notoriously difficult to solve via analytic methods. Therefore, numerical simulations and other computational techniques are often required to make progress. In this work, we discuss three such problems: transition amplitudes and the arrow of time in causal dynamical triangulations (CDT), discontinuous Galerkin finite element (DGFE) methods for relativistic astrophysics, and the stability of Kerr black holes with Proca hair. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The author acknowledges support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, from the National Science Foundation of the USA (OCI 0905046, PHY 1212401, PHY 1004848), the ACM/SIGHPC SC15 Student Travel Grant, and the Ontario graduate scholarship. Research at Perimeter Institute is supported by the Government of Canada through the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and by the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Research and Innovation. en_US
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dc.subject quantum gravity en_US
dc.subject numerical relativity en_US
dc.subject numerical methods en_US
dc.subject discontinuous Galerkin methods en_US
dc.subject finite element methods en_US
dc.subject causal dynamical triangulations en_US
dc.subject dark matter en_US
dc.subject Proca fields en_US
dc.subject modified gravity en_US
dc.subject Monte Carlo methods en_US
dc.subject BSSN formulation en_US
dc.subject gravitation en_US
dc.subject general relativity en_US
dc.subject relativistic astrophysics en_US
dc.title Selected Problems in Computational Gravity en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Physics en_US Doctor of Philosophy en_US Department of Physics en_US
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