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Quasinormal Mode Oscillations in an Analogue Black Hole Experiment


Theo Torres

Sam Patrick



The late stages of the relaxation process of a black hole are expected to depend only on its mass and angular momentum and not on the details of its formation process. Inspired by recent analogue gravity experiments, which demonstrate that certain black hole processes take place in gravitational and hydrodynamical systems alike, we conduct an experiment to search for quasinormal mode oscillations of the free surface of a hydrodynamical vortex flow. Our results demonstrate the occurrence and hint at the ubiquity of quasinormal ringing in nonequilibrium analog black hole experiments.


Torres, T., Patrick, S., Richartz, M., & Weinfurtner, S. (2020). Quasinormal Mode Oscillations in an Analogue Black Hole Experiment. Physical Review Letters, 125(1), Article 011301.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 12, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2020
Publication Date Jul 3, 2020
Deposit Date Jul 28, 2020
Publicly Available Date Sep 24, 2020
Journal Physical Review Letters
Print ISSN 0031-9007
Electronic ISSN 1079-7114
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 125
Issue 1
Article Number 011301
Keywords General Physics and Astronomy
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