Hidden Symmetries and Decay for the Wave Equation on the Kerr Spacetime

Energy and decay estimates for the wave equation on the exterior region of slowly rotating Kerr spacetimes are proved. The method used is a generalization of the vector-field method, which allows the use of higher-order symmetry operators. In particular, our method makes use of the second-order Carter operator, which is a hidden symmetry in the sense that… CONTINUE READING