Black hole image and optical vortex – an analogy

The recent image of the black hole at the center of the milky way has been spectacular. When I teach a course, I generally emphasize analogies across the sub-disciplines of physics. In the below video I draw some analogies between black hole image and an optical vortex.

About the black hole images :

Some work from our group on optical vortex : ACS Photonics 6, 1, 148–153 (2019)

Book on singular optics :

Science paper on optical analog of event horizon

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