Computational physicist at Caltech with a Ph.D. in numerical relativity and gravitational-wave astronomy. Also passionate about software development, design, data visualisation and teaching. I changed my last name from Fischer to Vu in 2022.
3. S. Ma, J. Moxon, M. A. Scheel, et al. Fully relativistic three-dimensional Cauchy-characteristic matching. arXiv:2308.10361.
4. N. A. Wittek, M. Dhesi, L. Barack, et al. Worldtube excision method for intermediate-mass-ratio inspirals: scalar-field model in 3+1 dimensions. Phys. Rev. D 108, 2, p. 024041 (2023). arXiv:2304.05329.
5. L. Pompili, A. Buonanno, H. Estellés, et al. Laying the foundation of the effective-one-body waveform models SEOBNRv5: improved accuracy and efficiency for spinning non-precessing binary black holes. arXiv:2303.18039.
8. S. Ma, K. Mitman, L. Sun, et al. Quasinormal-mode filters: A new approach to analyze the gravitational-wave ringdown of binary black-hole mergers. Phys. Rev. D 106, 8, p. 084036 (2022). arXiv:2207.10870.
9. N. L. Vu. A task-based parallel elliptic solver for numerical relativity with discontinuous Galerkin methods. Universität Potsdam:10.25932/publishup-56226 (2022).
A visualization code for gravitational wave data I created in 2020.
This Python package uses the ParaView scientific visualization toolkit to produce 3D renderings of gravitational wave data from a numerical simulation or a waveform model.
An interactive iPad visualization I created in 2018.
A series of interactive iPad simulations I created in 2017.
In this Swift playground book you’ll explore the physics of black holes in Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity with three interactive simulations on your iPad. Discover the possible trajectories of test particles around a Schwarzschild source, explore the optical effects that occur when a massive object lenses a background light source and watch two black holes merge to hear the gravitational waves they produce in the process.
An online course I created in 2016 for Heidelberg University.
This course gives an introduction to scientific programming with Python for first-year physics students beginning their lab course at Heidelberg University.
A vector plotting utility I created in 2016.
This utility assists in producing vector plots with Python’s matplotlib plotting library for seamless typesetting in LaTeX documents.
A map design I created in 2016.
A LaTeX package I created in 2015.
Delight readers of your LaTeX document or thesis with a flipbook effect when they rapidly flick through the printed pages or the PDF.
A Swift logging framework I created in 2015.
This framework allows developers to replace their
logging module and architected for Swift.
A lecture series I held in 2015 at Heidelberg University.
The lecture Software development for iOS gives an introduction to modern application development with an integrated development environment (IDE), the object-oriented programming language Swift and the construction of user interfaces, exemplary for mobile apps on the iOS platform.