What do black holes look like?

From a recent post I’ve had the scripts lying around to calculate the trajectories of particles around black holes. The paths were pretty crazy, which got me wondering what such a system would look like. For that I need to calculate how photons move around black holes, which is a slightly different problem, and doesn’t offer up much in the way of puns for post titles…

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Black Holes and Fractal Basins

During one of my many spells stumbling around on the internet, I came across a very cool paper on modelling the trajectories of particles around black holes (bear with me…). It has all the required ingredients for this blog: maths, physics, nice pictures, and the chance to throw in a Muse reference. Let’s have a look.

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