Gravitational Theory

Numerical relativity is the field of exploring general relativity with the methods of computational physics. The aim is to better understand relativistic gravitational phenomena and to make precise quantitative statements in the strong-field nonperturbative regime of general relativity.

A particular emphasis of our research is on the numerical modelling of sources of gravitational waves which is carried out in the framework of the German research network SFB/TR 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy".

The group is lead by Prof. Bernd Brügmann.