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Can you hear the shape of a bell?: Asymptotics of quasinormal modes

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The spectrum of gravitational waves emitted after the formation of a black hole is dominated by damped oscillations, or ringing tones, represented by quasinormal modes. An analogy with the natural frequencies of a bell is quite fitting, since any system with a continuous spectrum permits complex frequency resonances. Some applications of spectral techniqes are considered here and the following question is posed: to what extent is the geometry determined by the quasinormal mode spectrum?

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Author(s): Moss IG

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Nuclear Physics: Proceedings Supplements

Year of Conference: 2002

Pages: 181-184

ISSN: 0920-5632

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(01)01609-7

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ISBN: 18733832