Abstract: CMC-COSMIC models dense star clusters using Hénon's method using orbit-averaging collisional stellar dynamics. It includes all the relevant physics for modeling dense spherical star clusters, such as strong dynamical encounters, single and binary stellar evolution, central massive black holes, three-body binary formation, and relativistic dynamics, among others. CMC is parallelized using the Message Passing Interface (MPI), and is pinned to the COSMIC (ascl:2108.022) package for binary population synthesis, which itself was originally based on the version of BSE (ascl:1303.014). COSMIC is currently a submodule within CMC, ensuring that any cluster simulations or binary populations are integrated with the same physics.
Credit: Rodriguez, Carl L.; Weatherford, Newlin C.; Coughlin, Scott C.; Seoane, Pau Amaro; Breivik, Katelyn; Chatterjee, Sourav; Fragione, Giacomo; Kıroğlu, Fulya; Kremer, Kyle; Rui, Nicholas Z; Ye, Claire S.; Zevin, Michael; Rasio, Frederic A.
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