A black hole in a bath: Big physics on a bench-top - physics-math - 10 March 2014 - New Scientist
Supersymmetry... One of its central predictions is that there should be more than one Higgs particle... they might have found some clue as to where those extra particles might be – in superfluid helium-3... The discovered Higgs weighs in at around 125 gigaelectronvolts (GeV). Studying the spectrum of excitations in the superfluid helium suggests Higgs particles should also exist at energies of 210 GeV and 325 GeV. These possibilities are not excluded by results collected so far at the LHC...
By concentrating laser light into a very small spot within a waveguide made of a glass block, he can temporarily change the refractive index of the glass so that it slows down subsequent laser pulses and ultimately repels them. "What makes these analogue experiments so powerful is that from a photon or a water wave's perspective, it has no way of distinguishing whether it is crossing the event horizon of a real black hole or is in a waveguide under some weird constraints," he says.
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