13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Effect of Equation of State on Magnetized Binary Neutron Star Mergers

17 Dec 2015, 14:42
Level 2, Room 14 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 14

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Mr Takumu Kawamura (University of Trento)


In this talk I will present some general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations produced with the numerical code WHISKY. We have simulated magnetized binary neutron star mergers with two different Equations of State: ideal-fluid and H4. We have focused in particular on high-mass systems (both equal and unequal-mass ones) that produce after the merger a spinning black hole surrounded by a magnetized accretion disk. These models are indeed one of the main candidates for the central engine of short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs). I will discuss the possible connection between these models and SGRBs as well as their gravitational wave signal.

Primary author

Mr Takumu Kawamura (University of Trento)

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