Black Hole Checkerboard

Steve Trettel

MediumCustom GPU raytracer for Schwarzschild geometry
The ArtA schwarzschild black hole passing in front of a black-and-white grid, showing the distortion of spacetime through gravitational lensing.
The MathA Schwarzschild black hole is one of the simplest nontrivial solutions to Einstein's general relativity, describing the region of spacetime around a non-rotating, neutrally charged point mass. Raytracing along null geodesics follows the curved trajectories of light through this spacetime, simulating what an observer would see with their eyes.
CategoriesPhysics Illustration, Computer Graphics, General Relativity