Samuel Tootle

I am a PhD candidate within the RelAstro group and the lead developer of the FUKA initial data codes. During my master and PhD I have been focused on the generation of initial data satisfying Einstein’s field equations for binary compact objects with a focus on highly asymmetric and spinning binaries. My publications to date have leveraged the FUKA initial data solvers  in order to ascertain the influence of mass asymmetry and spin can have on binary mergers of neutron stars and black hole-neutron star binaries. I am passionate about developing codes that provide the relativity community with a reliable means to probe this extreme parameter space as well as to determine how numerical simulations of such extreme binaries can help inform the community in preparation for future multi-messenger observations.