# A periodic table for black hole orbits

@article{Levin2008APT, title={A periodic table for black hole orbits}, author={Janna Levin and Gabe Perez-Giz}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2008}, volume={77}, pages={103005} }

Understanding the dynamics around rotating black holes is imperative to the success of future gravitational wave observatories. Although integrable in principle, test-particle orbits in the Kerr spacetime can also be elaborate, and while they have been studied extensively, classifying their general properties has been a challenge. This is the first in a series of papers that adopts a dynamical systems approach to the study of Kerr orbits, beginning with equatorial orbits. We define a taxonomy…

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