Analogue Gravity Phenomenology: Analogue Spacetimes and Horizons, from Theory to Experiment (Lecture Notes in Physics) (Volume 870)

Analogue Gravity Phenomenology: Analogue Spacetimes and Horizons, from Theory to Experiment (Lecture Notes in Physics) (Volume 870)


Analogue Gravity Phenomenology is a suite of contributions that hide an unlimited diversity of parts in physics, starting from floor wave propagation in fluids to nonlinear optics. The underlying universal point of these kinds of issues, and accordingly the focus and standpoint from which they're defined right here, is the try to boost analogue types for gravitational platforms. the unique and major motivation of the sector is the verification and learn of Hawking radiation from a horizon: the allowing characteristic is the prospect to generate horizons within the laboratory with a variety of actual platforms that contain a stream of 1 style or one other. The years round 2010 and onwards witnessed a surprising surge of experimental job during this increasing box of study. despite the fact that, construction an services in analogue gravity calls for the researcher to be outfitted with a slightly wide diversity of data and pursuits. the purpose of this ebook is to carry the reader brand new with the newest advancements and supply the elemental history required for you to take pleasure in the targets, problems, and good fortune tales within the box of analogue gravity.

Each bankruptcy of the booklet treats a special subject defined intimately by means of the foremost specialists for every particular self-discipline. the 1st chapters supply an outline of black gap spacetimes and Hawking radiation sooner than relocating directly to describe the massive number of analogue spacetimes which have been proposed and are presently lower than research. This introductory half is then by means of an in-depth description of what are at the moment the 3 so much promising analogue spacetime settings, specifically floor waves in flowing fluids, acoustic oscillations in Bose-Einstein condensates and electromagnetic waves in nonlinear optics. either idea and experimental endeavours are defined intimately. the ultimate chapters consult with different points of analogue gravity past the research of Hawking radiation, akin to Lorentz invariance violations and Brownian movement in curved spacetimes, ahead of concluding with a go back to the origins of the sector and an outline of the to be had observational proof for horizons in astrophysical black holes.

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