Code papers

These papers describe some of the numerical methods employed in this release. We kindly invite you to cite these papers if you use BHAC in a scientific publication.

  • Porth, O., Olivares, H., Mizuno, Y., Younsi, Z., Rezzolla, L., Moscibrodzka, M., Falcke, H., Kramer, M. (2017). The Black Hole Accretion Code. Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology, 4(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40668-017-0020-2
  • Olivares, H., Porth, O., Davelaar, J., Most, E. R., Fromm, C. M., Mizuno, Y., Younsi, Z., Rezzolla, L. (2019). Constrained transport and adaptive mesh refinement in the Black Hole Accretion Code. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 629, A61. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201935559

Papers featuring BHAC

Here is a (probably incomplete) list of papers that make use of simulations produced with BHAC. Please let us know if you found BHAC useful in one of your publications!

  • Davelaar, J., Olivares, H., Porth, O., Bronzwaer, T., Janssen, M., Roelofs, F., Mizuno, Y., Fromm, C.M., Falcke, H., Rezzolla, L. (2019). Modeling non-thermal emission from the jet-launching region of M 87 with adaptive mesh refinement. Astronomy & Astrophysics. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201936150
  • Porth, O., Chatterjee, K., Narayan, R., Gammie, C. F., Mizuno, Y., Anninos, P., et al., The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. (2019). The Event Horizon General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Code Comparison Project. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 243(2), 26. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab29fd
  • Ripperda, B., Bacchini, F., Porth, O., Most, E. R., Olivares, H., Nathanail, A., Rezzolla, L., Teunissen, J., Keppens, R. (2019). General-relativistic Resistive Magnetohydrodynamics with Robust Primitive-variable Recovery for Accretion Disk Simulations. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 244, Issue 1, article id. 10, 19 pp. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab3922
  • The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. VI. The Shadow and Mass of the Central Black Hole. The Astrophysical Journal, 875(1), L6. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab1141
  • The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. V. Physical Origin of the Asymmetric Ring. The Astrophysical Journal, 875(1), L5. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0f43
  • The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (2019). First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole. The Astrophysical Journal, 875(1), L1. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0ec7
  • Ripperda, B., Porth, O., Sironi, L., Keppens, R. (2019). Relativistic resistive magnetohydrodynamic reconnection and plasmoid formation in merging flux tubes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 485, Issue 1, p.299-314. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz387
  • Bacchini, F., Ripperda, B., Porth, O., Sironi, L. (2019). Generalized, Energy-conserving Numerical Simulations of Particles in General Relativity. II. Test Particles in Electromagnetic Fields and GRMHD. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 240, Issue 2, article id. 40, 25 pp. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/aafcb3
  • Nathanail, Antonios, Porth, Oliver, Rezzolla, Luciano (2019). Magnetically Inspired Explosive Outflows from Neutron-star Mergers. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 870, Issue 2, article id. L20, 6 pp. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aaf73a
  • de Avellar, M. G. B., Porth, O., Younsi, Z., & Rezzolla, L. (2018). Kilohertz QPOs in low-mass X-ray binaries as oscillation modes of tori around neutron stars – I. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474(3), 3967–3975. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx3071
  • Mizuno, Y., Younsi, Z., Fromm, C. M., Porth, O., De Laurentis, M., Olivares, H., Falcke, H., Kramer, M., Rezzolla, L. (2018). The current ability to test theories of gravity with black hole shadows. Nature Astronomy, 2(7), 585–590. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-018-0449-5