Sunrise on Mt. Whitney

Research Interests: A Graphical Tour

A sampling of research-related images and animations...

BH view (Kepler observer) Three all-sky views of a thin accretion disk with hot spots around a rotating black hole (a=0.998), as seen by an observer corotating with the disk.
BH view (static observer) As above, but for a fixed observer; note the extreme distortions (due to frame dragging) in the view nearest the horizon.

Views of Black Holes: The Movie

This is a series of MPEG animations from a hypothetical research expedition to the above system.
NOTE: the average size of these movies is 3 MB each.

Last modified: Mar 14, 2007. Photographs are copyright © 1992-2012 Kevin P. Rauch. All rights reserved.