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The Teukolsky equations in Kerr-Newman spacetime

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  • UserElena Giorgi (Princeton University)
  • ClockFriday 29 May 2020, 13:00-14:00
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The Kerr-Newman spacetime is the most general explicit black hole solution, and represents a stationary rotating charged black hole. Its stability to gravitational and electromagnetic perturbations has eluded a proof since the 80s in the black hole perturbation community, because of “the apparent indissolubility of the coupling between the spin-1 and spin-2 fields in the perturbed spacetime”, as put by Chandrasekhar. We will present a derivation of the Teukolsky equations in Kerr-Newman in physical space and use it to obtain a quantitative proof of stability.

This talk is part of the DAMTP Friday GR Seminar series.

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