Visualizing Interstellar's Wormhole

@article{James2015VisualizingIW,
  title={Visualizing Interstellar's Wormhole},
  author={O. James and E. V. Tunzelmann and P. Franklin and K. Thorne},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={83},
  pages={486-499}
}
  • O. James, E. V. Tunzelmann, +1 author K. Thorne
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • American Journal of Physics
  • Christopher Nolan's science fiction movie Interstellar offers a variety of opportunities for students in elementary courses on general relativity theory. This paper describes such opportunities, including: (i) At the motivational level, the manner in which elementary relativity concepts underlie the wormhole visualizations seen in the movie; (ii) At the briefest computational level, instructive calculations with simple but intriguing wormhole metrics, including, e.g., constructing embedding… CONTINUE READING
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