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Quasinormal Modes Beyond Kerr

Zimmerman, Aaron and Yang, Huan and Mark, Zachary and Chen, Yanbei and Lehner, Luis (2014) Quasinormal Modes Beyond Kerr. In: Gravitational Wave Astrophysics. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings. No.40. Springer , Cham, pp. 217-223. ISBN 978-3-319-10487-4.

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The quasinormal modes (QNMs) of a black hole spacetime are the free, decaying oscillations of the spacetime, and are well understood in the case of Kerr black holes. We discuss a method for computing the QNMs of spacetimes which are slightly deformed from Kerr. We mention two example applications: the parametric, turbulent instability of scalar fields on a background which includes a gravitational QNM, and the shifts to the QNM frequencies of Kerr when the black hole is weakly charged. This method may be of use in studies of black holes which are deformed by external fields or are solutions to alternative theories of gravity.

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Additional Information:© 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland. First Online: 10 November 2014. We thank Stephen Green and Rob Owen for useful conversations during the course of this work. AZ, HY, and YC were supported by NSF Grant PHY-1068881, CAREER Grant 0956189, and the David and Barbara Groce Startup Fund at Caltech. ZM was supported by the LIGO SURF program at Caltech. LL was supported by NSERC through Discovery Grants and CIFAR. This research was supported in part by Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Research at Perimeter Institute is supported by the Government of Canada through Industry Canada and by the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Research and Innovation.
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Official Citation:Zimmerman A., Yang H., Mark Z., Chen Y., Lehner L. (2015) Quasinormal Modes Beyond Kerr. In: Sopuerta C. (eds) Gravitational Wave Astrophysics. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, vol 40. Springer, Cham
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