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!

2021

  • Bransgrove, A., Ripperda, B., and Philippov, A., Magnetic Hair and Reconnection in Black Hole Magnetospheres, Physical Review Letters 127, 055101, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.055101
  • Mizuno, Y, Fromm, C. M., Younsi, Z., Porth, O., Olivares, H., Rezzolla, L., Comparison of the ion-to-electron temperature ratio prescription: GRMHD simulations with electron thermodynamics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 506, Issue 1, September 2021, Pages 741–758, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab1753
  • Teodoro, M. C., Collodel, L. G., Kunz, J. (2021), Tidal effects in the motion of gas clouds around boson stars, Physical Review D, 103, 104064, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.103.104064
  • Dihingia, I., K., Vaidya, B., Fendt, C., Jets, disc-winds, and oscillations in general relativistic, magnetically driven flows around black hole, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 505, Issue 3, August 2021, Pages 3596–3615, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab1512
  • Porth, O., Mizuno, Y., Younsi, Z., Fromm, C. M. (2021). Flares in the Galactic Centre – I. Orbiting flux tubes in magnetically arrested black hole accretion discs, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 502, Issue 2, Pages 2023-2032, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab163
  • Nathanail, A., Gill, R., Porth, O., Fromm, C. M., Rezzolla, L. (2021). 3D magnetized jet break-out from neutron-star binary merger ejecta: afterglow emission from the jet and the ejecta, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 502, Issue 2, Pages 1843-1855, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab115
  • Bronzwaer, T., Davelaar, J., Younsi, Z., Mościbrodzka, M., Olivares, H., Mizuno, Y.,; Vos, J., Falcke, H. (2021). Visibility of black hole shadows in low-luminosity AGN, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 501, Issue 4, Pages 4722-4747, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3430

2020

  • L. R. Weih, A. Gabbana, D. Simeoni, L. Rezzolla, S. Succi, R. Tripiccione (2020). Beyond moments: relativistic Lattice-Boltzmann methods for radiative transport in computational astrophysics. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 498, Issue 3, pp. 3374–3394, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa2575
  • Ripperda, B., Bacchini, F., Philippov, A. A. (2020). Magnetic Reconnection and Hot Spot Formation in Black Hole Accretion Disks, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 900, Number 2, Pages 100-114, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ababab
  • Olivares, H., Younsi, Z., Fromm, C. M., De Laurentis, M., Porth, O., Mizuno, Y., Falcke, H., Kramer, M., Rezzolla, L. (2020). How to tell an accreting boson star from a black hole, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 497, Issue 1, Pages 521–535, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1878
  • Nathanail A., Gill R., Porth O., Fromm C. M., Rezzolla L., (2020). On the opening angle of magnetized jets from neutron-star mergers: the case of GRB170817A, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 495, Issue 4, Pages 3780–3787, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1454
  • Nathanail A., Fromm C. M., Porth O., Olivares H., Younsi Z., Mizuno Y., Rezzolla L. (2020). Plasmoid formation in global GRMHD simulations and AGN flares, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 495, Issue 2, Pages 1549–1565, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1165
  • Weih L. R., Olivares H., Rezzolla L. (2020). Two-moment scheme for general-relativistic radiation hydrodynamics: a systematic description and new applications, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 495, Issue 2, Pages 2285–2304, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1297
  • van der Gucht J., Davelaar J., Hendriks L., Porth O., Olivares H., Mizuno Y., Fromm C. M., Falcke H. (2020). Deep Horizon: A machine learning network that recovers accreting black hole parameters, Astronomy & Astrophysics 636, A94, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201937014
  • F. Roelofs, et al. The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, (2020). SYMBA: An end-to-end VLBI synthetic data generation pipeline Simulating Event Horizon Telescope observations of M 87, Astronomy & Astrophysics 636, A5, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201936622
  • Cruz-Osorio, A., Gimeno-Soler, S., Font, J. A. (2020). Non-linear evolutions of magnetized thick discs around black holes: dependence on the initial data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 492, Issue 4, p.5730-5742. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa216

2019

  • 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

2018

  • 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