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What Can We Learn From Analogue Experiments?

Thebault, Karim P Y (2016) What Can We Learn From Analogue Experiments? [Preprint]

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In 1981 Unruh proposed that fluid mechanical experiments could be used to probe key aspects of the quantum phenomenology of black holes. In particular, he claimed that an analogue to Hawking radiation could be created within a fluid mechanical `dumb hole', with the event horizon replaced by a sonic horizon. Since then an entire sub-field of `analogue gravity' has been created. In 2016 Steinhauer reported the experimental observation of quantum Hawking radiation and its entanglement in a Bose-Einstein condensate analogue black hole. What can we learn from such analogue experiments? In particular, in what sense can they provide evidence of novel phenomena such as black hole Hawking radiation?


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Item Type: Preprint
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Thebault, Karim P Ykarim.thebault@gmail.com
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Dr Karim Thebault
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 15:31
Item ID: 12484
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 17 October 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12484

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