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Neutron Collision Graphic: Caption and Credits
Axisymmetric Collision of Two Neutron
In 1986, Charles Evans, now at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, built a computer
code to model axisymmetric stellar systems on the CRAY X-MP at NCSA. This code was designed
as a tool to study the production of gravitational radiation during the collapse of nonspherical stellar
cores (associated with supernovae) and collisions between neutron stars.
The figures show the density distribution prior to the collision. The colors mark contours of equal density.
Research: Charles Evans, ex-California Institute of Technology
Visualization & Post-Production: Nancy St. John, Robert Haber, Craig
Upson, Carl Hoyer, Ray Idaszak, Colleen Bushell, NCSA
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Copyright, (c) 1995: Board of Trustees, University of
NCSA. Last modified 11/8/95.