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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.

Relevant Publications

M. Boyle et al, "High-accuracy comparison of numerical relativity simulations with post-Newtonian expansions," Phys. Rev. D, vol. 76, no. 12, pp. 124038, Dec. 2007.



Fellow Cosmology & Gravity


University of TorontoCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics


PhD Cornell University



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