Image of a Black Hole
(Supervision: David Huber & Ralf Kissmann)


Since radiation cannot escape from within their event horizon, Black holes can not be seen directly. However, the deflection of photons in the strongly curved space near the Schwarzschild radius still produces an observable effect by heavily distoring the apparent image of the background. In this bachelor project, the student will numerically investigate the light trajectories near a black hole. For this a time-integration scheme needs to be implemented that solves the set of differential equations describing the path of a photon. From the bending of the light trajectories the impact on a background field of stars will be computed.


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