The science of circus mirrors

Well done to Joel for their creative submission that demonstrated how physics powers the mystery of circus mirrors. Take a look at their cover letter below:

For this entry, I have made a poster explaining the process of unravelling the mysteries of circus mirrors using physics and maths. I have showed my calculations and reasoning and described my journey to creating a circus mirror reflection simulation using Python. I have been amazed and intrigued by the strange shapes created in these mirrors since the first time I saw one in Blackpool and I’m thrilled to finally be able to understand and replicate this phenomenon and document it in a way that is interesting and accessible to other young scientists. I have loved going through this process and I would like to say a big thanks to the Eurekas for giving me a reason to do it. I hope you like it.