Chip curves space-time

Material could help model general relativity in the lab

LIGHT BENDER The gravitational field of a massive stellar object bends light on the left. To the right, a microsphere (purple) on a computer chip (green) mimics the warping of light (from lasers, red arrows) by a gravitational field.

C. Sheng et al/Nature Photonics 2013

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