GeoViS—Relativistic ray tracing in four-dimensional spacetimes

Published: 01-01-2014| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/y33zc8shj2.1
Thomas Müller


Abstract The optical appearance of objects moving close to the speed of light or orbiting a black hole is of interest for educational purposes as well as for scientific modeling in special and general relativity. The standard approach to visualize such settings is ray tracing in four-dimensional spacetimes where the direction of the physical propagation of light is reversed. GeoViS implements this ray tracing principle making use of the Motion4D library that handles the spacetime metrics, the integrat... Title of program: GeoViS Catalogue Id: AESY_v1_0 Nature of problem First-person visualization of four-dimensional spacetimes in the theory of relativity. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AESY_v1_0; GeoViS; 10.1016/j.cpc.2014.04.013 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)