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These are the best of the movies produced by the CCRG. Click on a movie to see details, or choose a category to see all the movies in that category.

100:1

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 This movie shows a merger of two black holes. The mass ratio is 100:1.

Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower

2 Black Hole Merger

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 A two black hole merger creates gravitational waves. A fly-through the waves will be shown.

Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower

2 Black Hole Merger with Kick

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The bobbling and merger of two black hole and the resulting merger superkick (the bar at the bottom indicates the speed of the black holes).

Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower

3 Black Hole Merger

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Numerical general relativistic evolution of the inspiral and merger of three black holes and their trajectories.

Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower

Gravitational Radiation Recoil Power

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The time evolution of the gravitational radiation radiated power per unit solid angle for a generic binary black hole configuration. The asymmetry in the radiation leads to the instantaneous gravitational radiation recoil.

Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower

Gravitational Wave and Black Hole Merger

The movie shows a black hole merger and the gravitatianal wave. The black holes postion is z_orig + 10.

Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower

Lobe of Energy Radiated along Spatial Directions vs. Time

 
Left panel: 1. The orbital motion of the black holes as seen face on and their spin projected onto the orbital plane 2. View from the orbital plane of the spins and final recoil
 
Right panel: Lobe of energy radiated along spatial directions vs time. Its projections along the axis giving the instantaneous linear momentum radiated.
                               
Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Carlos Lousto and Yosef Zlochower

Many Movies in One

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The image shows a 3-dimensinal gravitational wave frozen in time.
The colors red, orange, blue are related to  the amplitude of the wave.

The audio is added to this movie. 

Visualization: 
Hans-Peter Bischof
Simulation: 
Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, Yosef Zlochower