In this exhibit we introduce the main ideas behind Einsteinís relativistic theory of gravity. Through a number of hand-on exhibits you can get an understanding of how space and time are flexible, and why this leads to gravity. Black holes are explained. A table-top laser-interferometer is used to demonstrate the technology used to search for the tiny ripples in space and time that bathe the Earth, the gravitational waves. State-of-the-art supercomputer simulations of colliding black holes are demonstrated. The challenging task of digging weak gravitational-wave signals out of noisy detector data is introduced via a fun game where you can test your skill at listening for actual black hole signals.  



Exhibit fact-sheet


Virtual exhibit


Black-hole hunter