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Analogue Gravity

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, December 2005
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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5 tweeters
5 Wikipedia pages
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Analogue Gravity
Published in
Living Reviews in Relativity, December 2005
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2005-12
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Carlos Barceló, Stefano Liberati, Matt Visser


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).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
China 2 4%
Mexico 1 2%
France 1 2%
Chile 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
India 1 2%
Turkey 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 37 79%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 49%
Researcher 8 17%
Unspecified 3 6%
Other 3 6%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 38 81%
Mathematics 5 11%
Unspecified 3 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

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