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Movies from the Edge of Spacetime

Preliminaries

Welcome to our Virtual Theater. Here you can view movies and images "on-demand" and peer into the mathematical mysteries of Einstein's Universe. The imagery depicts the dynamic behavior of black holes and gravitational waves, as simulated on powerful supercomputers and visualized using the latest computer graphics tools and techniques.

Ed Seidel, NCSA, on-camera
Movie/Sound Byte
QuickTime Movie (1.3 MB); Sound File (776K); Text

Larry Smarr, NCSA, on-camera
Movie/Sound Byte
QuickTime Movie (2.8 MB); Sound File (1.5 MB); Text

Before plunging into all this imagery, we urge you to check out the "Technical Corner and "Navigation Tips in the Information Center. Doing so could save you a lot of frustration.

Remember, be patient when downloading. Stay cool!

Our Feature Presentations. Select and Enjoy!


Schwarzschild Wormhole

Schwarzchild Worm Hole 
ismap
QuickTime (1.3 MB); MPEG (1.3 MB); Thumbnail (29K); Text


Single, Non-rotating, Distorted Black Hole

1. Low amplitude disturbance: color mapping
Distorted BH1 ismap
QuickTime (2.7 MB); MPEG (561K); Sound (1.4 MB); Thumbnail (20K); Text

2. Low amplitude disturbance: gravitational waves
Distorted BH2 ismap
QuickTime (2.7 MB); MPEG (571K); Sound (1.4 MB); Thumbnail (20K); Text

3. Low amplitude disturbance: close-up with "height mapping"
Distorted BH3 ismap
QuickTime (2.9 MB); MPEG (649K); Sound (1.6 MB); Thumbnail (25K); Text

4. Low amplitude disturbance: timeline and apparent horizon
Distorted BH4 ismap
QuickTime (2.1 MB); MPEG (297K); Sound (1.4 MB); Thumbnail (19K); Text

5. High amplitude disturbance: gravitational waves
Distorted BH5 ismap
QuickTime (4.1 MB); MPEG (1.2 MB); Sound (1.7 MB); Thumbnail (21K); Text

6. High amplitude disturbance: close-up with "height mapping"
Distorted BH6 ismap
QuickTime (2.1 MB); MPEG (399K); Sound (1.1 MB); Thumbnail (22K); Text

7. High amplitude disturbance: timeline and apparent horizon
Distorted BH7 ismap
QuickTime (2.3 MB); MPEG (436K); Sound (1.3 MB); Thumbnail (19K); Text


Head-on Collision of Two Non-Rotating Black Holes

1. Gravitational wave pattern
Colliding BHs8 ismap
QuickTime (2.1 MB); MPEG (883K); Thumbnail (23K); Text

2. Close-up of "Photon Torpedoes"
Colliding BHs9 ismap
QuickTime (944K); MPEG (372K); Thumbnail (21K); Text

3. Merging worldlines or "Pair of Pants"
Pair Pants ismap
QuickTime (833K); MPEG (142K); Thumbnail (17K); Text


Back to Basics...in 3-D

Single, non-rotating black hole
3Dgrr ismap
QuickTime (1.1 MB); MPEG (783K); Thumbnail (20K); Text


Spacetime Splashes in 3-D

Catching the wave in Einstein's Equations
Spacetime Splash ismap
QuickTime (512K); MPEG (255K); Thumbnail (21K); Text


3-D Colliding Black Holes

1. Horizon and Gravitational Wave Evolution
Horizon & 
Gravitational Wave Evolution ismap
QuickTime (212K); MPEG (260K); Thumbnail (25K); Text

2. The Event Horizon: Merging, Growing
Event Horizon ismap
QuickTime (134K); MPEG (285K); Thumbnail (17K); Text

3. Photon Torpedoes in 3-D
Photon Torpedoes ismap
QuickTime (85K); MPEG (253K); Thumbnail (17K); Text

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