Gravity waves from extreme-mass-ratio plunges into Kerr black holes

Shahar Hadar, Achilleas P. Porfyriadis, Andrew Strominger

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Massive objects orbiting a near-extreme Kerr black hole quickly plunge into the horizon after passing the innermost stable circular orbit. The plunge trajectory is shown to be related by a conformal map to a circular orbit. Conformal symmetry of the near-horizon region is then used to compute the gravitational radiation produced during the plunge phase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064045
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 24 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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© 2014 American Physical Society.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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