How Do You Smash Black Holes in a Supercomputer?
Exhibit Code: GOR-144
Zone: Field House
Location: Gordon Field House And Activities Center (GOR/024) - First Floor
Time: All Day
Scientists at RIT use some of the world's largest supercomputers to study collisions of black holes. In this exhibit, for the age group K-7 (4 – 12), scientists will demonstrate how gravity works in the cosmos, by flinging black holes at each other in a video-game like setting. For the older visitors, 12 and up, they will explain what happens when black holes collide, creating huge amounts of energy observable everywhere in the universe. They will then explain how these observations are used to verify or correct theories and eventually teach us about how the universe works.
Hans-Peter Bischof, Jason Nordhaus, Scott Noble, Bruno mundim, Luke Coy, Adam Romney, Hiroyuki Nakano, Yosef Zlochower, Manuela Campanelli, Lousto Carlos, Joshua Faber