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    • Negative frequency at the horizon : scattering of light at a refractive index front 

      Jacquet, Maxime J. (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
      This thesis considers the problem of calculating and observing the mixing of modes of positive and negative frequency in inhomogeneous, dispersive media. Scattering of vacuum modes of the electromagnetic field at a moving ...
    • Simulating ultracold matter: horizons and slow light 

      Farrell, Conor (University of St Andrews, 2008-06-19) - Thesis
      This thesis explores the links between different ways of modelling the physical world. Finite difference numerical simulations may be used to encode the behaviour of physical systems, allowing us to gain insight into their ...