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Black Hole Hunter

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineUp to 2 hours
  • Available in Welsh

Can you detect a gravitational wave?

In our online game, Black Hole Hunter, your objective is to listen to gravitational wave detector data and determine whether or not you can hear the given gravitational wave signal in the sound file, or whether it is just noise. It's your chance to hear the soundtrack of the universe.

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For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Cardiff University Gravitational Physics Group. Contact us at for more details.

How to book

This activity can be accessed online and does not require booking. If you have any queries please contact the Physics and Astronomy outreach team:

TicketThis activity is free

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  • TickFamilies
  • TickKey stage three - ages 11-14, years 7-9
  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11
  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13

Curriculum themes

  • TickScience and technology

Activity type

  • TickActivity
  • TickOnline resource


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickExtracurricular or independent learning

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