Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Breakthrough in Black Hole Simulation

NASA has produced a new breakthrough in black hole simulation. Read more @ NASA, New Scientist SPACE.
The ripples in space-time created when two black holes merge have been modelled to unprecedented accuracy, according to Einstein's equations, by a powerful new computer simulation. The "waveform" signatures produced in the simulation should help researchers identify the ripples in the data from gravitational wave detectors.

A demo of the simulation is shown below... really impressive.

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