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Confirmation via Analogue Simulation: What Dumb Holes Could Tell Us about Gravity

Dardashti, Radin and Thebault, Karim P Y and Winsberg, Eric (2014) Confirmation via Analogue Simulation: What Dumb Holes Could Tell Us about Gravity. [Preprint]

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In this paper we argue for the existence of analogue simulation as a novel form of scientific inference with the potential to be confirmatory. This notion is distinct from the modes of analogical reasoning detailed in the literature, and draws inspiration from fluid dynamical ‘dumb hole’ analogues to gravitational black holes. For that case, which is considered in detail, we defend the claim that the phenomena of gravitational Hawk- ing radiation could be confirmed in the case that its counterpart is detected within experiments conducted on diverse realisations of the analogue model. A prospectus is given for further potential cases of analogue simulation in contemporary science.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Dardashti, RadinRadin.Dardashti@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Thebault, Karim P Ykarim.thebault@gmail.com
Winsberg, Ericeric.winsberg@gmail.com
Keywords: Simulation, Gravity, Analogy, Analogue Simulation, Models, Black Holes, Hawking Radiation, Dumb Holes
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr Eric Winsberg
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2014 16:58
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2014 16:58
Item ID: 10955
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 14 August 2014
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10955

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