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|Einstein's Playground (student-created game)
|Zachary Sherin, Heather Fairweather, Philip Tan, Gerd Kortemeyer
|Conference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
|Thursday, October 20, 7:00p-10:00p
|MSU Union Ballroom
|Einstein's Playground is a fulldome scientific talk & demonstration, where planetarium audiences are surrounded by a real-time simulation of the visual effects of Einstein's theory of special relativity. By slowing the simulated speed of light to a crawl and placing the audience in a familiar, human-scale environment, people can observe and learn about the concepts of doppler shift, Lorentz contraction, relativistic aberration, and the finite speed of light.