Dynamical Aspects of Analogue Gravity: The Backreaction of Quantum Fluctuations in Dilute Bose-Einstein Condensates

  • U. R. Fischer

Abstract

Curved space-times are familiar from Einstein’s theory of gravitation [1], where the metric tensor gμν, describing distances in a curved space-time with local Lorentz invariance, is determined by the solution of the Einstein equations. A major problem for an experimental investigation of the (kinematical as well as dynamical) properties of curved space-times is that generating a significant curvature, equivalent to a (relatively) small curvature radius, is a close to impossible undertaking in manmade laboratories.

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  • U. R. Fischer
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikEberhard-Karls-Universität TübingenTübingenGermany

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