Few-body problem in dense stellar systems
speaker: Long Wang,University of Tokyo
place: Zoom, KIAA-PKU Auditorium
time: 2020年9月15日(周二),10:00am

Few-body problem in dense stellar systems

Few-body dynamics is an important process that  controls the evolution of dense stellar systems such as young star  clusters, massive globular clusters (GCs), ultra-compact dwarfs (UCDs)  and nuclear star clusters (NSCs). It is also a key process to produce  exotic objects including blue stragglers, X-ray binaries and Gravitational wave progenitors. To understand how star clusters and  exotic objects form and evolve, the star-by-star N-body simulations are useful. But it is very time-consuming to simulate massive systems. To  overcome this bottleneck, we developed the PeTar code, which is a  high-performance N-body code that can be 10 times faster than the  previous fastest code (NBODY6++GPU). The significant advance of  performance opens a new window in the research of stellar dynamics. By using it, we find that there is the crucial issue hidden in the fast  Monte-Carlo method which was frequently used to study the statistical  properties of GCs and the dynamical origins of gravitational wave  events. Since the code can handle much larger number of stars, we can  study the formation of IMBH/SMBH via hierarchical mergers of BHs in  NSCs. By combining the hydrodynamic code, we can study how few-body  dynamics and binaries affect the star formation. This can be an important mechanism to form multiple stellar populations in young star  clusters and old GCs.


Long Wang, University of Tokyo

Place: Zoom: , KIAA-PKU Auditorium

Time: Tuesday, 10:00 am, Sept. 15, 2020