CENTRA Seminar - Hydrodynamic simulations of rotating black holes - 5 maio 2016



Hydrodynamic simulations of rotating black holes

Silke Weinfurtner

Nottingham University


Abstract / Resumo 

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 holes, and then discuss in more detail some of my earlier and more recent experimental and theoretical results on the subject. In particular I will present some first data collected from our new experimental setup showing the scattering of plane waves with an analogue rotating black hole.


5 de maio de 2016 | 14:30

Meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Physics Department building

CENTRA Seminars