# Model independent tests of the Kerr bound with extreme mass ratio inspirals

@article{Piovano2020ModelIT, title={Model independent tests of the Kerr bound with extreme mass ratio inspirals}, author={Gabriel Andres Piovano and Andrea Maselli and Paolo Pani}, journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology}, year={2020} }

An outstanding prediction of general relativity is the fact that the angular momentum $S$ of an isolated black hole with mass $\mu$ is limited by the Kerr bound, $S\leq G\mu^2/c$. Testing this cornerstone is challenging due to the difficulty in modelling spinning compact objects that violate this bound. We show that precise, model-independent tests can be achieved by measuring gravitational waves from an extreme mass ratio inspiral around a supermassive object, one of the main targets of the… CONTINUE READING

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