Images and movies: gravitational waves

Images and movies: gravitational waves

Numerical relativity simulations, movies, interviews

Movie: The hunters

Documentary about the AEI contributions to Advanced LIGO's first direct detection of gravitational waves. more

Numerical simulations

Gravitational waves from two black holes swallowing neutron stars whole more
a heavy black-hole binary merger with near-equal masses more
Numerical simulation of a black-hole binary merger with asymmetric masses and overtones. more
Numerical simulation of a black-hole binary merger with asymmetric masses and orbital precession. more
This numerical simulation represents the binary neutron star coalescence and merger which resulted in the detected gravitational-wave event GW190425. more
This discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light. more
When binary neutron stars inspiral and finally merge they emit gravitational waves. more
These numerical relativity simulations show the merging of two neutron stars. more
The images and the animation show the coalescence of two orbiting black holes as detected by the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observatories on the 14th of August 2017. more
The movie and the images show a numerical simulation of the gravitational-wave event GW170104 associated to the third binary black-hole coalescence detected by LIGO. more
The movie and the images show a numerical simulation of the gravitational-wave event GW151226 associated to a binary black-hole coalescence. more
Numerical-relativity simulations of the first binary black-hole merger observed by the Advanced LIGO detector on September 14, 2015. more
Numerical simulations of two inspiralling black holes that merge to form a new black hole. more
In this model, a smaller and a large black hole move linearly towards each other and collide head-on. The smaller black hole moves faster, has a high downward momentum and emits strong gravitational waves downwards. more
Inspiraling Neutron Stars merge and form a Black Hole. more
Head-on collision of two neutron stars to a black hole or a neutron star. more
Computer simulations showing the formation of a neutron star by the gravitational collapse of a stellar core and the gravitational collapse of a neutron star to a rotating black hole. more
Computer simulations of an unstable spherical neutron star and of a rapidly spinning neutron star that is bar-like deformed by a dynamical instability. more

Data Analysis

Movies about data analysis at AEI. more

LISA and LISA Pathfinder

LISA, a space-based detector with million-kilometer long arms will detect low-frequency gravitational waves that cannot be measured by ground based gravitational wave detectors. more
LISA Pathfinder was a test mission of the European Space Agency ESA for the LISA mission. LISA Pathfinder demonstrated central LISA technologies with which the first gravitational wave observatory in space will observe low-frequency gravitational waves. more

Grace Follow-On

LISA technology is now being used for Earth observation and will improve future satellite geodesy missions. GRACE Follow-On observes the critical indicators of climate change through changes in Earth's gravitational field. more


Rainer Weiss talks about how the long collaboration with the Max Planck Society's gravitational-wave researchers has shaped this field of science from the very beginning and how their findings helped him with the first LIGO study. more
GEO600 is a ground-based interferometric gravitational wave detector located near Hannover, Germany. GEO600 is part of a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors.

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