Tue07Feb20174:00 pmLewis Hall 101
Colloquium: Analogue Black Holes - Theory and Experiments
Centro de Matemática
Universidade Federal do ABC — Brazil
Analogue Black Holes: Theory and Experiments
Analogue models of gravity, introduced by Unruh in 1981, have been (for some time now) very helpful towards a better theoretical understanding of several crucial phenomena at the boundary of gravity and quantum field theory. Experimental research on analogue models, however, started only very recently. In this talk, I will explain the basic theory behind analogue models of gravity and how they can be used to mimic important quantum field theory effects in curved spacetimes, like Hawking radiation. I will also focus on some experimental realizations of analogue models of gravity, including one based on surface waves propagating on water. which I have been involved with very recently (arXiv: 1612.06180).