Hydrodynamic simulations of rotating and non-rotating black holes, Room 516

Series: 
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Speaker: 
Silke Weinfurtner (Nottingham)
Date: 
February 3rd, 2016 at 16:30
Room: 
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Abstract: 

There is an analogy between the propagation of fields in the vicinity of astrophysical black holes and the that of small excitations in fluids and superfluids. This analogy allows one to test, challenge and verify, in tabletop experiments, the elusive processes of black hole mass and angular momentum loss.

I will first present a brief overview on analogue black hole experiments, and then discuss in more detail some of my earlier and more recent experimental and theoretical results on the subject.