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Relativity seminar

Symmetry operators for the conformal wave equation in rotating black hole spacetimes

Speaker’s name: 
Finnian Gray
Speaker’s affiliation: 
University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Institute of Mathematics of ASCR, Zitna  25, Praha 1
rear building, ground floor
Thursday, 19. May 2022 - 13:30 to 14:30
We present covariant symmetry operators for the conformal wave equation in the (off-shell) Kerr-NUT-AdS spacetimes. These operators fit within the general theory of conformally invariant operators and all mutually commute for the conformal class of related spacetimes. This guarantees the R-separability of the conformal wave equation therein. Key to constructing this physically motivated example is the principal Killing-Yano tensor and the tower of hidden symmetries that it generates.