Computer-games for gravitational wave science outreach: Black Hole Pong and Space Time Quest

L. Carbone, C. Bond, D. Brown, F. Brückner, K. Grover, D. Lodhia, C. M.F. Mingarelli, P. Fulda, R. J.E. Smith, R. Unwin, A. Vecchio, M. Wang, L. Whalley, A. Freise

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Abstract

We have established a program aimed at developing computer applications and web applets to be used for educational purposes as well as gravitational wave outreach activities. These applications and applets teach gravitational wave physics and technology. The computer programs are generated in collaboration with undergraduates and summer students as part of our teaching activities, and are freely distributed on a dedicated website. As part of this program, we have developed two computer-games related to gravitational wave science: 'Black Hole Pong' and 'Space Time Quest'. In this article we present an overview of our computer related outreach activities and discuss the games and their educational aspects, and report on some positive feedback received.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Subtitle of host publication9th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Amaldi 9 and the 2011 Numerical Relativity - Data Analysis Meeting, NRDA 2011; Cardiff; United Kingdom; 10 July 2011 through 15 July 2011
Number of pages8
Volume363
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Amaldi 9 and the 2011 Numerical Relativity - Data Analysis Meeting, NRDA 2011 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 201115 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

Conference9th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Amaldi 9 and the 2011 Numerical Relativity - Data Analysis Meeting, NRDA 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period10/07/1115/07/11

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