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The recent success of neutron star merger observations, epitomized by the detection of gravitational and electromagnetic signals from GW170817, necessitates further theoretical work in the area. The program WhiskyTHC stands as one of the most advanced neutron star merger simulators to date. We use the results of WhiskyTHC simulations to establish equation-of-state-dependent relationships between binary mass composition and properties of the produced gravitational radiation, namely total emitted energy and angular momentum.
Carter, Zachary Jones, "A Tale of Two (City-Sized) Nuclei: Investigating Neutron Star Mergers with WhiskyTHC" (2020). Physics & Astronomy Honors Theses. 12.