Movies of GW sources


Although, as emphasized on the sounds link, the information content of GWs themselves are best regarded as aural in character rather than visual, that doesn't mean we don't learn a lot by examining what an evolving system looks like. Indeed, by synchronizing the source's video with the sound of its GWs, we can get a pretty good impression of how the information content of the GWs relates to the dynamics of its source.

Right now, we have several visualizations which illustrate the character of both extreme mass ratio sources, and comparable mass binaries. Most of these videos were made by UROP student Peter Reinhardt; one of the EMRI examples was made by collaborator and former student Steve Drasco.