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ID: 206172.0, MPI für Gravitationsphysik / Geometric Analysis and Gravitation
Quasi-normal modes of stars and Black holes
Authors:Kokkotas, Kostas D.; Schmidt, Bernd G.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):1999
Title of Journal:Living Reviews in Relativity
Sequence Number of Article:lrr-1999-2
Copyright:Jahrbuch 2000, Copyright MPG 2000
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:Perturbations of stars and black holes have been one of the main topics of relativistic astrophysics for the last few decades. They are of particular importance today, because of their relevance to gravitational wave astronomy. In this review we present the theory of quasi-normal modes of compact objects from both the mathematical and astrophysical points of view. The discussion includes perturbations of black holes (Schwarzschild, Reissner–Nordström, Kerr and Kerr–Newman) and relativistic stars (non-rotating and slowly-rotating). The properties of the various families of quasi-normal modes are described, and numerical techniques for calculating quasi-normal modes reviewed. The successes, as well as the limits, of perturbation theory are presented, and its role in the emerging era of numerical relativity and supercomputers is discussed.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Gerhard Huisken
Affiliations:MPI für Gravitationsphysik/Geometric Analysis and Gravitation
Identifiers:URL:http://www.livingreviews.org
LOCALID:16424
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