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String shots from a spinning black hole – Ted Jacobson

Date: Fri. April 24th, 2009, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Rockefeller 221

The dynamics of relativistic current carrying string loops moving axisymmetrically on the background of a Kerr black hole are characterized. In one interesting type of motion, a loop can be ejected along the axis, some internal elastic or rotational kinetic energy being converted into translational kinetic energy.

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