Black Holes in your Bathtub
Tapas Kumar Das
Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad.
I plan to talk about the analogue gravity phenomena, where one can create certain astrophysical (black hole) and cosmological (Friedman Robertson Walker expanding universe) spacetime in the laboratory, using classical (water in a bathtub, or wash basin, for example) or quantum (Bose Einstein Condensates or liquid Helium, for example) fluids. Theoretical aspects as well as the latest experimental results will be reviewed. This talk will be of qualitative nature, and will essentially address the general astrophysics audience.