Ray-tracing and polarized radiative transfer in General Relativity

Pauli Pihajoki, Antti Rantala, Peter H. Johansson

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We discuss the problem of polarized radiative transfer in general relativity. We present a set of equations suitable for solving the problem numerically for the case of an arbitrary space-time metric, and show numerical solutions to example problems. The solutions are computed with a new ray-tracing code, Arcmancer, developed by the authors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS324
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventIAU Symposium: New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics - Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016
Conference number: 324

Fields of Science

  • astro-ph.IM
  • astro-ph.HE
  • gr-qc
  • 115 Astronomy, Space science

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