The Big Bang Theory
Our previous experimental studies gain more and more on popularity. The Big Bang Theory TV series mentioned "Hydrodynamic simulations of black holes" in Season 6, episode 24, 'The Bon Voyage Reaction'.
Unfortunately they got some things mixed up: It is not Hawking that measured the Unruh effect, it was Unruh that detected the Hawking effect. The way we did it, was to use an analogue gravity system. The first person to realize the possiblity to use analogue gravity systems to mearuse black hole evaporation (also referred to as Hawking radiation/effect) was Bill Unruh.
More information about the experiment mentioned in the Big Bang theory, and our new projects can found here.
(Right) The SISSA medialab has filmed our experiment while it was still placed in Trieste (Italy). The video is mostly in Italian, but the interviews with the various people involved are in English (with Italian subtitles).