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Analogue Gravity

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, May 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#35 of 104)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Analogue Gravity
Published in
Living Reviews in Relativity, May 2011
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2011-3
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Carlos Barceló, Stefano Liberati, Matt Visser


Analogue gravity is a research programme which investigates analogues of general relativistic gravitational fields within other physical systems, typically but not exclusively condensed matter systems, with the aim of gaining new insights into their corresponding problems. Analogue models of (and for) gravity have a long and distinguished history dating back to the earliest years of general relativity. In this review article we will discuss the history, aims, results, and future prospects for the various analogue models. We start the discussion by presenting a particularly simple example of an analogue model, before exploring the rich history and complex tapestry of models discussed in the literature. The last decade in particular has seen a remarkable and sustained development of analogue gravity ideas, leading to some hundreds of published articles, a workshop, two books, and this review article. Future prospects for the analogue gravity programme also look promising, both on the experimental front (where technology is rapidly advancing) and on the theoretical front (where variants of analogue models can be used as a springboard for radical attacks on the problem of quantum gravity).

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 216 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
Canada 3 1%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Other 6 3%
Unknown 189 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 55 25%
Researcher 50 23%
Student > Master 28 13%
Professor 22 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 16 7%
Other 45 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 180 83%
Unspecified 15 7%
Engineering 7 3%
Mathematics 7 3%
Philosophy 2 <1%
Other 5 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2018.
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