n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Laser light creates black holes in the Lab : news notes
|Article Title||Laser light creates black holes in the Lab : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Apr 2008|
In February 2008, New Scientist reported that a team of UK scientists claimed to have simulated a black hole's event horizon in the lab. Ulf Leonhardt at the University of St Andrews and his colleagues accomplished the feat by firing lasers down an optical fiber, exploiting the fact that different wavelengths of light move at different speeds within an optical fiber.
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