Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

    Theoretical Physics | Quantum Biology | Dark Matter Research | Energy Consulting | Creation of Hydrogen ATOM in the Higgs Field >> Vote for Nobel Prize

    Head-on collision of spinning black holes

    This animation shows the horizons of a pair of merging black holes. The colors represent the vorticity of spacetime at the horizons. The black holes both have spins that are half as big as is possible, but the black hole on the left has its spin pointing down, while the one on the right has its spin pointing up. This simulation is described in an article in Physical Review D at http://prd.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v82/i6/e064031, also available for free on the arXiv at http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.0869