'The book can be a good introduction to research in the area of black hole physics. Also, it can serve as a source book for the established researcher in the field. The book contains an extensive bibliography the contents of which are amply cited throughout the text. The book well documents the historical development of the theory of Hawking radiation and related topics. The book is a worthwhile addition to the physics literature on a topic of considerable interest.'
]The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a guide to Hawking radiation through a dual approach to the problem. After an introductory chapter containing some basic knowledge about black holes and quantum field theory in curved spacetime, the first part of the book consists in a survey of methods for deriving and studying Hawking radiation from astrophysical black holes, from the original calculation by S W Hawking to the most recent contributions involving tunneling and gravitational anomalies. In the second part, we introduce analogue gravity, and we focus our attention to dielectric black hole systems, to which the studies of the present authors are devoted. The mutual interchange of knowledge between the aforementioned parts is addressed to render a more comprehensive picture of this very fascinating quantum phenomenon associated with black holes.
No of Pages: 340
Imprint: World Scientific
Publication date: 20180709