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RAPTOR: Imaging code for relativistic plasmas in strong gravity

Postby Ada Coda » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:22 am

RAPTOR: Imaging code for relativistic plasmas in strong gravity

Abstract: RAPTOR produces accurate images, animations, and spectra of relativistic plasmas in strong gravity by numerically integrating the equations of motion of light rays and performing time-dependent radiative transfer calculations along the rays. The code is compatible with any analytical or numerical spacetime, is hardware-agnostic and may be compiled and run on both GPUs and CPUs. RAPTOR is useful for studying accretion models of supermassive black holes, performing time-dependent radiative transfer through general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamical (GRMHD) simulations and investigating the expected observational differences between the so-called fastlight and slow-light paradigms.

Credit: Bronzwaer, Thomas; Davelaar, Jordy; Younsi, Ziri; Mościbrodzka, Monika; Falcke, Heino; Kramer, Michael; Rezzolla, Luciano

Site: https://github.com/tbronzwaer/raptor
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018arXiv180110452B

Bibcode: 2018ascl.soft03015B

ID: ascl:1803.015

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