Professor Brian Cox’s latest live world tour will feature state-of-the-art VFX space imagery created by DNEG.
We’re thrilled to support Brian’s 2019 Universal: Adventures in Space and Time world tour, by providing bespoke visualisations of the cosmos.
Audiences at venues spanning the globe — from the Arctic to Australia — will experience a close encounter with black holes, when they are ‘brought to life’ on massive 30-metre wide Ultra High Definition screens, during the show.
Professor Cox, whose last live show broke the world record for the number of tickets sold for a science show, will use the astronomical visualisations to complement his talk, which promises to offer a new perspective on our place in the universe.
From screen to stage: using the DNEG Gravitational Renderer to model black holes
We used the latest version of the DNEG Gravitational Renderer to create some of the show’s visuals. This is a proprietary tool that enables us to model some of the most accurate images of black holes ever created.
It was originally developed in collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne for use on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, back in 2014.
The tool allows artists to create stunning images of black holes using a combination of astrophysics, mathematics and computer-science to simulate the distortion of light by curved space-time. Check out the Interstellar show page for more details.
For more information about Professor Brian Cox’s show, including availability and how to book, visit: https://www.profbriancoxlive.com/
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