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Condensed matter analogs of the quantum vacuum gravitational awakening effect

Grant number: 16/17619-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:George Emanuel Avraam Matsas
Grantee:Patrick Eli Catach
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/09357-9 - Physics and geometry of spacetime, AP.TEM


Semiclassical gravity has unveiled some surprising effects as, e.g., Hawking radiation. In spite of its conceptual importance its impact to astrophysics is neglectable. More recently however, it was shown how the instability of relativistic stars can be treated in the context of Semiclassical Gravity, known as the vacuum awakening effect. In this project we intend to look for condensed matter analogs of the vacuum awakening effect.