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Stuart Shapiro

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Astronomical Sciences

2020

Milton Ruiz, Antonios Tsokaros, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2020): Magnetohydrodynamic simulations of binary neutron star mergers in general relativity: Effects of magnetic field orientation on jet launching, Physical Review D, American Physical Society, Vol 101, Num 6, pp064042

2019

Milton Ruiz, Antonios Tsokaros, Vasileios Paschalidis, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2019): Effects of spin on magnetized binary neutron star mergers and jet launching, Physical Review D, The American Physical Society, Vol 99, Num 8, pp084032
Lunan Sun, Milton Ruiz, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2019): Magnetic Braking and Damping of Differential Rotation in Massive Stars, Physical Review D, The American Physical Society, Vol 99, Num 6, pp064057

2018

Abid Khan, Vasileios Paschalidis, Milton Ruiz, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2018): Disks Around Merging Binary Black Holes: From GW150914 to Supermassive Black Holes, Physical Review D, The American Physical Society, Vol 97, Num 4, pp044036
Milton Ruiz, Stuart L. Shapiro, and Antonios Tsokaros (2018): Jet launching from binary black hole-neutron star mergers: Dependence on black hole spin, binary mass ratio and magnetic field orientation, Physical Review D, The American Physical Society, Vol 98, Num 12, pp123017
Lunan Sun, Milton Ruiz, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2018): Simulating the Magnetorotational Collapse of Supermassive Stars: Incorporating Gas Pressure Perturbations and Different Rotation Profiles, Physical Review D, The American Physical Society, Vol 98, Num 10, pp103008

2017

Stuart L. Shapiro (2017): Black Holes, Disks, and Jets Following Binary Mergers and Stellar Collapse: The Narrow Range of Electromagnetic Luminosities and Accretion Rates, Physical Review D, American Physical Society, Vol 95, Num 10, pp101303
Antonios Tsokaros, Milton Ruiz, Vasileios Paschalidis, Stuart L. Shapiro, Luca Baiotti, and Koji Uryu (2017): Gravitational Wave Content and Stability of Uniformly, Rotating, Triaxial Neutron Stars in General Relativity, Physical Review D, American Physical Society, Vol 95, Num 12, pp124057
Lunan Sun, Vasileios Paschalidis, Milton Ruiz, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2017): Magnetorotational Collapse of Supermassive Stars: Black Hole Formation, Gravitational Waves, and Jets, Physical Review D, American Physical Society, Vol 96, Num 4, pp043006

2016

Milton Ruiz, Ryan N. Lang, Vasileios Paschalidis, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2016): Binary Neutron Star Mergers: A Jet Engine for Short Gamma-Ray Bursts, Astrophysical Journal Letters, American Astronomical Society, Vol 824, Num 1, ppL6

2015

Vasileios Paschalidis, Milton Ruiz, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2015): Relativistic Simulations of Black Hole-Neutron Star Coalescence: The Jet Emerges, Astrophysical Journal Letters, The American Astronomical Society, Vol 806, Num 1, ppL14

2014

J Aasi et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), and M Boyle and B Brügmann and L T Buchman and M Campanelli and T Chu and Z B Etienne and M Hannam and J Healy and I Hinder and L E Kidder and P Laguna and Y T Liu and L London and C O Lousto and G Lovelace and I MacDonald and P Marronetti and P Mösta and D Müller and B C Mundim and H Nakano and V Paschalidis and L Pekowsky and D Pollney and H P Pfeiffer and M Ponce and M Pürrer and G Reifenberger and C Reisswig and L Santamaría and M A Scheel and S L Shapiro and D Shoemaker and C F Sopuerta and U Sperhake and B Szilágyi and N W Taylor and W Tichy and P Tsatsin and Y Zlochower (2014): The NINJA-2 Project: Detecting and Characterizing Gravitational Waveforms Modelled Using Numerical Binary Black Hole Simulations, Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing, Vol 31, Num 11, pp115004
Milton Ruiz, Vasileios Paschalidis, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2014): Pulsar Spin-Down Luminosity: Simulations in General Relativity, Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS), Vol 89, Num 8, pp084045
Roman Gold, Vasileios Paschalidis, Milton Ruiz, Stuart L. Shapiro, Zachariah B. Etienne, and Harald P. Pfeiffer (2014): Accretion Disks Around Binary Black Holes of Unequal Mass: General Relativistic MHD Simulations of Postdecoupling and Merger, Physical Review D, American Physical Society, Vol 90, Num 10, pp104030
Roman Gold, Vasileios Paschalidis, Zachariah B. Etienne, Stuart L. Shapiro, and Harald P. Pfeiffer (2014): Accretion Disks Around Binary Black Holes of Unequal Mass: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations Near Decoupling, Physical Review D, American Physical Society, Vol 89, Num 6, pp064060
Zachariah B. Etienne, John G. Baker, Vasileios Paschalidis, Bernard J. Kelly, and Stuart L. Shapiro (2014): Improved Moving Puncture Gauge Conditions for Compact Binary Evolutions, Physical Review D, American Physical Society, Vol 90, Num 6, pp064032

2013

Ian Hinder and Alessandra Buonanno and Michael Boyle and Zachariah B Etienne and James Healy and Nathan K Johnson-McDaniel and Alessandro Nagar and Hiroyuki Nakano and Yi Pan and Harald P Pfeiffer and Michael Pürrer and Christian Reisswig and Mark A Scheel and Erik Schnetter and Ulrich Sperhake and Bela Szilágyi and Wolfgang Tichy and Barry Wardell and Anıl Zenginoğlu and Daniela Alic and Sebastiano Bernuzzi and Tanja Bode and Bernd Brügmann and Luisa T Buchman and Manuela Campanelli and Tony Chu and Thibault Damour and Jason D Grigsby and Mark Hannam and Roland Haas and Daniel A Hemberger and Sascha Husa and Lawrence E Kidder and Pablo Laguna and Lionel London and Geoffrey Lovelace and Carlos O Lousto and Pedro Marronetti and Richard A Matzner and Philipp Mösta and Abdul Mroué and Doreen Müller and Bruno C Mundim and Andrea Nerozzi and Vasileios Paschalidis and Denis Pollney and George Reifenberger and Luciano Rezzolla and Stuart L Shapiro and Deirdre Shoemaker and Andrea Taracchini and Nicholas W Taylor and Saul A Teukolsky and Marcus Thierfelder and Helvi Witek and Yosef Zlochower (2013): Error-Analysis and Comparison to Analytical Models of Numerical Waveforms Produced by the NRAR Collaboration, Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing, Vol 31, Num 2, pp025012

2012

P Ajith and Michael Boyle and Duncan A Brown and Bernd Brügmann and Luisa T Buchman and Laura Cadonati and Manuela Campanelli and Tony Chu and Zachariah B Etienne and Stephen Fairhurst and Mark Hannam and James Healy and Ian Hinder and Sascha Husa and Lawrence E Kidder and Badri Krishnan and Pablo Laguna and Yuk Tung Liu and Lionel London and Carlos O Lousto and Geoffrey Lovelace and Ilana MacDonald and Pedro Marronetti and Satya Mohapatra and Philipp Mösta and Doreen Müller and Bruno C Mundim and Hiroyuki Nakano and Frank Ohme and Vasileios Paschalidis and Larne Pekowsky and Denis Pollney and Harald P Pfeiffer and Marcelo Ponce and Michael Pürrer and George Reifenberger and Christian Reisswig and Lucía Santamaría and Mark A Scheel and Stuart L Shapiro and Deirdre Shoemaker and Carlos F Sopuerta and Ulrich Sperhake and Béla Szilágyi and Nicholas W Taylor and Wolfgang Tichy and Petr Tsatsin and Yosef Zlochower (2012): The NINJA-2 Catalog of Hybrid Post-Newtonian/numerical-Relativity Waveforms for Non-Precessing Black-Hole Binaries, Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing, Vol 29, Num 12, pp124001

2019

Stuart Shapiro, Milton Ruiz, Antonios Tsokaros, Lunan Sun (2019): Gravitational and Electromagnetic Signatures from Binary Black Hole–Neutron Star Mergers: A Jet Engine for Short Gamma-Ray Bursts, 2019 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp68-69

2018

Stuart Shapiro, Milton Ruiz, Antonios Tsokaros, Abid Khan, Vasileios Paschalidis (2018): Disks around Merging Binary Black Holes: From GW150914 to Supermassive Black Holes, Blue Waters annual-book summary slide
Stuart Shapiro, Milton Ruiz, Antonios Tsokaros, Abid Khan, Vasileios Paschalidis (2018): Disks around Merging Binary Black Holes: From GW150914 to Supermassive Black Holes, 2018 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp20-21

2017

2016

Stuart Shapiro (2016): Binary Neutron Stars Mergers: A Jet Engine for Short Gamma-Ray Bursts, 2016 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp45-47

2015

Stuart Shapiro (2015): Relativistic Jet Formation in Black-Hole–Neutron Star Mergers, 2015 Blue Waters Annual Report, pp30-31

NCSA Grants $2.6M in Blue Waters Awards to Illinois Researchers


Jul 6, 2017

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded 3,697,000 node hours (NH) of time on the Blue Waters supercomputer to Illinois researchers from Spring 2017 proposal submissions. The combined value of these awards is over $2.6 million dollars, and through the life of the Blue Waters program, NCSA has awarded over 43 million node hours to UI researchers—a value of nearly $27 million. Some of the time allocated for Blue Waters will go to projects that focus on HIV research, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simulations, genomics and global warming research.


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Leggo my LIGO


Mar 2, 2016

After LIGO detected gravitational waves a few months ago (detected in September 2015 but announced in February 2016), LIGO and gravitational waves became almost household words. However, did you know that the revolutionary observations couldn’t have been made without the help of the U of I? ... In recognition of his work in getting NSF funding to build these supercomputers and the benefits thereof, Professor Smarr was awarded the Golden Goose award by the Association of American Universities back in February of 2014. The award is presented once a year to honor federally-funded research which has lead to major breakthroughs in science. Any researcher who has produced something within the previous 60 years is eligible. The fact that Professor Smarr received this award is a testament to the importance of the NCSA and its capabilities.


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Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction


Feb 11, 2016

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. ... The gravitational waves were detected on Sept. 14, 2015, at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (9:51 UTC) by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, La., and Hanford, Wash. The LIGO Observatories are funded by the National Science Foundation, and were conceived, built, and are operated by Caltech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The discovery, accepted for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters, was made by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (which includes the GEO Collaboration and the Australian Consortium for Interferometric Gravitational Astronomy) and the Virgo Collaboration using data from the two LIGO detectors.


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Discovery confirms Einstein prediction; NCSA played role


Feb 11, 2016

A billion light years from Earth, two dense objects known as black holes collide at enormous speed, sending giant ripples through the fabric of space-time. Albert Einstein predicted such an event a century ago as part of his theory of relativity, and scientists have been searching for those ripples, known as gravitational waves, ever since. The announcement of their discovery sent waves of excitement around the globe Thursday, including at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, created 30 years ago to help scientists solve enormous computational puzzles like this one.


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17 campus teams to accelerate their research with Blue Waters


Jun 10, 2015

Seventeen U of I research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA. “These diverse projects highlight the breadth of computational research at the University of Illinois,” said Athol Kemball, associate professor of Astronomy and chair of the Illinois allocation review committee. “Illinois has a tremendous pool of talented researchers in fields from political science to chemistry to engineering who can harness the power of Blue Waters to discover and innovate.”


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22 Illinois projects receive time on Blue Waters


Jun 11, 2013

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 22 campus research teams from a wide range of disciplines. The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters, which is operated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), will assist researchers in their work on understanding DNA, developing biofuels, simulating climate, and more.


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