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GalaxyGoo Flash Challenge: Mathematics and the Cosmos

April is Math Awareness Month, and that means it's time for a GalaxyGoo Flash challenge.

Mathematics is at the core of our attempts to understand the cosmos at every level: Riemannian geometry and topology furnish models of the universe, numerical simulations help us to understand large-scale dynamics, celestial mechanics provides a key to comprehending the solar system, and a wide variety of mathematical tools are needed for actual exploration of the space around us.
~Math Awareness Month


What's the challenge exactly? Someone make some Flash simulating some interesting math related to the cosmos? You should check out my blog then for the 3 body problem of newtonian gravity solved numerically using Flash.

I've been thinking off simulating the knife-edge orbit around a Schwarzschild black hole which is one of the few things in general relativity which is simple enough for Flash. Hopefully I'll get some time before the end of next month.

In the past, we've encouraged folks to post projects in our forums.

But this year, we're going to encourage all flash bloggers to explore the subject and post about it throughout the month of April. Afterall, this is about raising awareness of mathematics :-)

If you'd like to participate, but don't have a blog of your own, start up or join in on discussions in the forums you regularly visit.