SMBH Accretion Disk Corona sim, for W.N. Brandt (2017)

still image from simulation of an accretion-disk system and coronae system around a super-massive black hole, for Dr. W.N. Brandt (2017); 3-D modeling and simulation programming in the Unity game engine (http://unity3d.com); About this piece: This scene partially depicts an accretion disk and proposed coronal loop processes surrounding an active galatic nucleus, a super-massive black hole and strong X-ray source. For more (including movie), please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoMvDH67HTc

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Nahks Tr'Ehnl

Combining life-long passions for astronomy and visual arts, Nahks is a multimedia specialist for the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University. His primary interests are astrobiology and human space exploration, and he aims to share those through science communication — art, writing, education & public outreach, ... and most recently, video games. Nahks trains in Kokikai-ryu Aikido with the Penn State Aikido Club and studies Urasenke-style Japanese tea ceremony through the Penn State Tea Institute. He also practices a bit of classic East-Asian inkbrush painting and calligraphy, among other medieval-recreation activities related to being a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. He's kind of a sci-fi/fantasy geek in general, who's also into a lot of tabletop and computer gaming.