Harald P. Pfeiffer Astrophysicist
Harald Pfeiffer’s research aims for a deeper understanding of black holes and Einstein’s theory of General Relativity through numerical simulations. Beyond the primary focus on numerical simulations, he is also interested in applications to gravitational wave observations, the development of novel numerical techniques, and visualization.
Ontario Early Researcher Award, 2014.
Abbott, Benjamin P. et al. “Observation of gravitational waves from binary black hole manager.” Physical Review Letters, 116; 6, 2016.
Mroué, Abdul H., et al. “Catalog of 174 binary black hole simulations for gravitational wave astronomy.” Physical Review Letters, 111; 24, 2013
Boyle, Michael, et al. “High-accuracy comparison of numerical relativity simulations with post-Newtonian expansions.” Physical Review D., 76; 12, 2007
Associate Fellow Gravity & the Extreme Universe
University of TorontoCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
PhD Cornell University
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