Felix Willenborg (Bremen): Wave optical image formation of exact scalar wave scattering in Kerr-de Sitter spacetime

Dienstag, 16. April 2024 13:00

Ort: Seminarraum A, Währinger Str. 17, 2. Stock

Zoom: univienna.zoom.us/j/6540036841

Linear perturbations of black holes have been discussed widely in many contexts.
Of interest are properties such as differential cross-sections or quasi-normal modes. A useful tool in this respect is the Newman-Penrose formalism and the resulting Teukolsky equations, giving seperated angular and radial differential equations. These were mostly evaluated by numerical means or in approximations. However, the introduction of a cosmological constant allows the problem to be solved in an exact analytical manner by transforming the differential equations into the Heun differential equation, the most general second-order differential equation with four regular singularities. We show for the Kerr-de Sitter spacetime that scattering of waves from a point source needs an additational discussion around the so-called Heuns function, which enables a then possible normalization of the angular solution, similarly to the case of spherical harmonics. We assume in the discussion and analysis a scalar source star of fixed frequency and solve the scattering problem by a partial wave sum. The observed wave optical image formation by means of Kirchhoff-Fresnel diffraction and the resulting shadow will be compared to e.g. the ray-optical black hole shadow.


Seminarraum A, Währinger Str. 17, 2. Stock