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Spin-mass inequality for axisymmetric black holes

Presented by: 
S Dain [Max Planck Institute]
Monday 12th December 2005 - 14:30 to 15:30
INI Seminar Room 1

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss the physical relevance of the inequality J < m^2, where m and J are the total mass and angular momentum, for axially symmetric (non-stationary) black holes. In particular I will show that for any vacuum, maximal, complete, asymptotically flat, axisymmetric initial data close to extreme Kerr data, this inequality is satisfied. The proof consists in showing that extreme Kerr is a local minimum of the mass.

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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons