The Kerr metric

  title={The Kerr metric},
  author={Saul A. Teukolsky},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  • S. Teukolsky
  • Published 8 October 2014
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
This review describes the events leading up to the discovery of the Kerr metric in 1963 and the enormous impact the discovery has had in the subsequent 50 years. The review discusses the Penrose process, the four laws of black hole mechanics, uniqueness of the solution, and the no-hair theorems. It also includes Kerr perturbation theory and its application to black hole stability and quasi-normal modes. The Kerr metric's importance in the astrophysics of quasars and accreting stellar-mass black… 

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