Gravitational lensing by spinning black holes in astrophysics, and in the movie Interstellar

  title={Gravitational lensing by spinning black holes in astrophysics, and in the movie Interstellar},
  author={O. James and E. V. Tunzelmann and P. Franklin and K. Thorne},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  • O. James, E. V. Tunzelmann, +1 author K. Thorne
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
  • Interstellar is the first Hollywood movie to attempt depicting a black hole as it would actually be seen by somebody nearby. For this, our team at Double Negative Visual Effects, in collaboration with physicist Kip Thorne, developed a code called Double Negative Gravitational Renderer (DNGR) to solve the equations for ray-bundle (light-beam) propagation through the curved spacetime of a spinning (Kerr) black hole, and to render IMAX-quality, rapidly changing images. Our ray-bundle techniques… CONTINUE READING
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