Joint cosmology seminar at MIT:

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 2:30 pm
Cosman Seminar Room\\
Center for Theoretical Physics\\
Building 6C, Room 6C-442\\
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tidal Deformations of Black Holes

Maria Rodriguez
Utah State and Harvard


Recent developments point to a remarkable resistance of black holes to tidal deformations under the influence of external gravitational fields. Relying on hidden symmetries, compelling progress has been achieved to explain that the Love numbers, characterizing tidal deformations for Kerr black holes, vanish. How does the phenomenon of tidal squeezing manifest in broader dynamical contexts? An examination of the dynamical tidal deformations in rotating black holes will be presented.