Overview visualization of general relativity
The general theory of relativity is the theory of gravitation.
Its peculiar predictions like the deflection of light
are not part of our everyday life:
The gravity of the earth is simply too weak.
In the computer simulation we travel to black holes and neutron
stars, pictures and movies show what we should see in these
In the main article
Destination Black Hole
we approach a black hole nearly as far as the
event horizon and see what the world looks like from there.
Step by Step into a Black Hole
also describes the approach towards a black hole. This
is the complete simulation with all the computer simulated images
and short descriptions.
Flight through a wormhole
we show in a movie what a flight through the Tübingen wormhole
(used by the Theoretical Astrophysics staff
for little getaways) looks like.
Light Deflection Near Neutron Stars
describes the computation of light deflection near a neutron star,
gives an overview over the light paths,
presents computer simulated images of the star seen from close by
and discusses the importance of light deflection for understanding
the pulse shapes of binary X-ray pulsars.
The "Real" Einstein Ring
is a little contribution to the Einstein cult in the Einstein year
and shows the effects of light deflection near a black hole.
(in German) describes binary X-ray pulsars and the importance of
light deflection for the the temporal variation of their X-ray flux.
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Authors: Ute Kraus
, Corvin Zahn
Date: 2017-09-06 21:03:23
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