gmunu, pronounced "gee-mew-new," (also written gμν) is the symbol we use to describe the metric of spacetime in the general theory of relativity. As such, it is essentially the mother function for describing gravity within the framework of general relativity. The site serves as the public face of the Hughes research group at MIT, as well as the public access point for our catalog of gravitational wave sounds and visualizations.
It is also a somewhat rinky dink computer at the MIT Kavli Institute which hosts these
pages, while simultaneously being used as a
workstation by our students ... please bear that in
mind when you download files!
These pages were created by Scott Hughes, adapted from an
earlier version of gmunu made by UROP alumna Pei-Lan Hsu.