Einstein Toolkit Maintainers
The Einstein Toolkit is comprised of a core set of software components whose development and support is overseen by the Einstein Toolkit Maintainers. Additional components
are developed and supported by individuals and groups in coordination with the maintainers. The Maintainers mandate is to:
- Oversee the architecture of the Einstein Toolkit.
- Ensure software quality and verification across the Einstein Toolkit.
- Oversee the inclusion of software components in the Einstein Toolkit. This includes new software components to be developed in the Consortium as part of
the core Einstein Toolkit and the vetting of software contributed as external components.
- Ensure that appropriate individuals have privileges to check software into the EinsteinToolkit.org repository.
The Einstein Toolkit Maintainers can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, the maintainers are:
was a professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Physics & Astronomy at
Louisiana State University and is now at Skoltech, Russia. Gabrielle's research interests are design of community-centric programming environments and tools for large scale
applications in relativisitic astrophysics and other fields. Gabrielle is also interested in the development of pedagogical tools for computational science.
Peter Diener is an assistant research professor at the Center for Computation & Technology and the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Louisiana State University.
He is interested in relativistic astrophysics and specializes in binary black hole simulations.
is a research programmer at NCSA at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Roland's research
work focuses on the simulation of gravitational waves generated by both comparable mass and extreme mass-ratio binaries.
Ian Hinder is a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics where he leads the black hole team. Ian is the main developer of the Kranc
package that generates Cactus thorns for solving partial differential equations.
Frank Löffler is research staff at the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University. His main interests are the dynamics of compact binary
systems and core-collapse simulations. Frank Löffler is leading the Einstein Toolkit. Within the computational source, he is responsible for the core hydrodynamics thorns
in the Einstein Toolkit. Frank also contributes to the data and I/O aspects of the Einstein Toolkit cyberinfrastructure efforts.
Bruno Mundim is a postdoc in the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. His main interest is in studying the dynamics of compact star binaries. His PhD
thesis work was in Boson Star binaries and he is currently part of a collaboration (CIGR) to investigate the dynamics of Black Hole-Neutron Star binaries. He is interested
in developing astrophysically realistic initial data for numerical simulations of Black-Hole binaries
Christian D. Ott
is a Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics in the TAPIR
group at Caltech. He specializes
in simulations of stellar collapse, core- collapse supernovae, black hole formation, neutron star mergers, and gamma-ray bursts.
Einstein Toolkit Maintainers Emeritus
These individuals at some point were active Einstein Toolkit Maintainers. They may still be active users or even active main developers, but they stepped down from the
duties of a toolkit maintainer mentioned above.
Tanja Bode is member of the Theoretical Astrophysics Section in Tuebingen (TAT), working on the physics of neutron stars.