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As I know, for example the modelling of the collapse of a neutron star (to a black hole) wasn't done correctly until now.

Why? Yes, I know, the Einstein Field Equations aren't really easy to solve. But, for example, the situation is very similar in the case of the QCD, but there are already fruitful results existing ( http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2008/nov/21/proton-and-neutron-masses-calculated-from-first-principles ).

Is there any theoretical obstacle in the way? Or we simply didn't have enough fast computers/physicist/programmer manyear until now?

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Can you give more details about the model you have found? –  HDE 226868 Sep 16 at 15:12
    
Perhaps, this sort of calculation is not so interesting (compared to QCD). What has been done is the merging of two BHs (including the gravitational radiation and the resulting anisotropic effects) –  Walter Sep 16 at 16:36

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