Research helps

Some relevant GR references

Computational tools
 Finite differencing techniques
 RNPL (Rapid Numerical Prototyping Language) is a language for expressing timedependent systems of PDEs using finitedifference techniques. Basic information with examples is in Robert Marsa's thesis. Supplementary information is here: //laplace.physics.ubc.ca/~matt/Rnpl/index.html.
 Seris a visualization program built by Matt Choptuik to analyze 1dimensional time dependent data. Documentation and information on its use:
 Choptuik's overview: laplace.physics.ubc.ca/~matt/Software/ser/intro.html
 Shoemaker's usage notes: godel.ph.utexas.edu/Members/deirdre/ser_doc.html
 Liebling's usage notes: godel.ph.utexas.edu/Members/steve/research/tools.html#SERHELP.
 A java variant of ser is jser. Basic information on it is at intro.
 Some FORTRANtutorials
 A basic Fortran 77 introduction: personal.cfw.com/~terry2/tutorial/
 A basic Fortran 90 introduction: www.arc.unm.edu/EducationTraining/IntroToFortran90Programming.html
 The SGI reference manual on Fortran 77
 Some introductions to UNIX
 BYU EE's tutorial: www.ee.byu.edu/support/computer_tutorial/
 Matt Choptuik's introduction for a UBC computational physics class (also as postscript).
 MPI
 Some basic information with additional references and links.

Computing resources
 Beowulf/Linux clusters
 NPACI's cluster page, Rocks
 BYU's Origin2000
 Parallel programming
 Tutorial/introduction to parallel programming from the Maui High Peformance Computing Center
 Boston University's repository of information about the Origin2000 with links to MPI and parallel computing.
 Using the T90 at SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center).
 Advanced Computing Center at UT Austin.

My writeups and possible projects
 Axisymmetric gravitational collapse of rotating
scalar fields [pdf version].
 Axisymmetric gravitational collapse of nonrotating charged scalar fields (gravitating electromagnetism and scalar fields) [pdf version].
 Axisymmetric gravitational collapse of fluids.
 Gravitational critical behavior in EinsteinYangMills theories
 [pdfversion].
 Gravitational critical behavior in EinsteinYangMillsHiggs theories (gravitating monopoles, dyons, etc)
 Instability of black strings