Silke Weinfurtner

Institution Nottingham
About Silke Weinfurtner (Nottingham) holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2013-2022), a recently awarded Leverhulme Trust Research Leaders Fellowship (2020-2025) and a visiting Fellowship at the Perimeter Institute, a leading centre in foundational theoretical physics (Canada). She was the first to successfully simulate Hawking radiation, superradiance and black hole ringdown in hydrodynamical systems. She developed several optical detection schemes, including high-sensitivity interferometers, for studying the dynamics of free fluid interfaces at room temperature and pressure. One led to a patent application (in review) for a High speed 3D air-fluid interface sensor with EnShape GmbH (Jena, Germany).