Creating Black Holes in the lab – just another Thursday at Heriot-Watt

BBC article reveals the creativity in Heriot-Watt’s labs.

Scientists at Heriot-Watt are trying to generate exactly the same conditions that you would find around a gravitational black hole.

In an unassuming laboratory at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, they are ripping a hole in the fabric of space and time.

Not too far away, they are working with information that can mean two things at once.

They are two separate studies, but what they have in common is the interaction of light and matter.

Together they’ve won 3m Euros (£2.3m) in research funding. The money has come from the EU’s European Research Council as part of a programme to encourage creativity in research.

Continue reading at the BBC website.

Laser pulse

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