#### Submission Title

#### Submission Type

Poster

#### Start Date

April 2020

#### Abstract

Our ultimate goal is to model the dynamics of a compact object orbiting a large black hole. However, there is no known exact solution to the Einstein field equation and it requires application of numerous mathematical techniques. Therefore, in this project, we seek to solve the simple differential equation called wave equation in spherical coordinate. This model is analogous to Einstein’s field equation for a black hole binary system and by obtaining a three dimensional wave equation, we take a step toward a theoretical model of gravitational waves from astronomical sources

#### Recommended Citation

Nishimura, Nami, "234— Spherical Radiation as a Model for Gravitational Waves" (2020). *GREAT Day*. 41.

https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/great-day-symposium/great-day-2020/posters-2020/41

234— Spherical Radiation as a Model for Gravitational Waves

Our ultimate goal is to model the dynamics of a compact object orbiting a large black hole. However, there is no known exact solution to the Einstein field equation and it requires application of numerous mathematical techniques. Therefore, in this project, we seek to solve the simple differential equation called wave equation in spherical coordinate. This model is analogous to Einstein’s field equation for a black hole binary system and by obtaining a three dimensional wave equation, we take a step toward a theoretical model of gravitational waves from astronomical sources

## Comments

Sponsored by Dr. Thomas Osburn, Physics and Astronomy Department at SUNY Geneseo