Gravitational Waves are visualized using Lyrca fabric, a source simulating two orbiting bodies, and a stroboscope. Please note this demonstration is large, has many pieces, and requires sufficient transport and assembly time. This demonstration shares many of the same components as the Gravity Simulator demonstration to visualize how masses bend spacetime.
To help understand and visualize gravitational waves.
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Some people are prone to epileptic seizures when exposed to a stroboscope. Please ask if anyone in the audience is known to be sensitive in this manner.
This setup has many pieces and the setup is involved and potentially needs more than one person. Please give plenty of advance notice of when the demo is needed and what room it will be needed in.
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