• D. Martin, A. Perego, W. Kastaun, A. Arcones, The role of weak interactions in dynamic ejecta from binary neutron star mergers, Classical and Quantum Gravity 35, 034001 (2018)
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor, INTEGRAL, Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A, Astroph. J. Lett. 848, L13 (2017)
  • W. Kastaun, R. Ciolfi, A. Endrizzi, B. Giacomazzo, Structure of Stable Binary Neutron Star Merger Remnants: Role of Initial Spin, Phys. Rev. D 96, 043019 (2017)

Publications in refereed journals


  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 0161101 (2017)
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated with GW170817, Astroph. J. Lett. 850, L39 (2017)
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, Search for Post-merger Gravitational Waves from the Remnant of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817, Astroph. J. Lett. 851, L16 (2017)
  • R. Ciolfi, W. Kastaun, B. Giacomazzo, et al., General relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of binary neutron star mergers forming a long-lived neutron star, Phys. Rev. D 95, 063016 (2017)
  • T. Kawamura, B. Giacomazzo, W. Kastaun, et al., Binary neutron star mergers and short gamma-ray bursts: Effects of magnetic field orientation, equation of state, and mass ratio, Phys. Rev. D 94, 064012 (2016)
  • A. Endrizzi, R. Ciolfi, B. Giacomazzo, W. Kastaun, T. Kawamura, General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers with the APR4 Equation of State, Classical and Quantum Gravity 33, 0164001 (2016)
  • C. Chirenti, G. H. de Souza, W. Kastaun, Fundamental oscillation modes of neutron stars: validity of universal relations, Phys. Rev. D 91, 044034 (2015)
  • F. Galeazzi, W. Kastaun, J. A. Font, et al., Implementation of a simplified approach to radiative transfer in general relativity, Phys. Rev. D 88, 064009 (2013)
  • D. Alic, W. Kastaun, et al., Constraint damping of the conformal and covariant formulation of the Z4 system in simulations of binary neutron stars, Phys. Rev. D 88, 064049 (2013)
  • H. Fischer, J. Franz, A. GrĂ¼nemaier, F. H. Heinsius, M. Hoffmann, F. Karstens, W. Kastaun, et al., The COMPASS data acquisition system, IEEE T. Nucl. Sci. 49, 443-447 (2002)


  • W. Kastaun, Developing a code for general relativistic hydrodynamics with application to neutron star oscillations, Phd thesis (2007)
  • W. Kastaun, Erste Untersuchungen zur Hadron-Produktion am COMPASS-Experiment, Diploma thesis (2002)

The following articles formally list me as coauthor, only due to my former association to the COMPASS collaboration: