Gravitational spectroscopy - the measurement of the quasi-normal modes of a black hole from the ringdown signal of a binary black hole coalescence - is one of the most promising tools to test gravity in the strong-field, large-curvature regime, but without the knowledge of the black hole quasinormal modes in specific cases of modified gravity theories, only null tests of general relativity are possible. More specifically, we need to know the modes of rotating black holes, because typical compact binary mergers lead to black holes with large spins. In this article we compute, for the first time, the gravitational quasinormal modes of rotating black holes in a modified gravity theory, up to first order in the spin. We consider Einstein-dilaton Gauss-Bonnet gravity, one of the simplest modifications of general relativity in the large-curvature regime. We find that the shifts in the mode frequencies and damping times due to general relativity modifications are significantly magnified by rotation.

Quasinormal modes of rotating black holes in Einstein-dilaton Gauss-Bonnet gravity: The first order in rotation

Gualtieri L.
2021

Abstract

Gravitational spectroscopy - the measurement of the quasi-normal modes of a black hole from the ringdown signal of a binary black hole coalescence - is one of the most promising tools to test gravity in the strong-field, large-curvature regime, but without the knowledge of the black hole quasinormal modes in specific cases of modified gravity theories, only null tests of general relativity are possible. More specifically, we need to know the modes of rotating black holes, because typical compact binary mergers lead to black holes with large spins. In this article we compute, for the first time, the gravitational quasinormal modes of rotating black holes in a modified gravity theory, up to first order in the spin. We consider Einstein-dilaton Gauss-Bonnet gravity, one of the simplest modifications of general relativity in the large-curvature regime. We find that the shifts in the mode frequencies and damping times due to general relativity modifications are significantly magnified by rotation.
Pierini, L.; Gualtieri, L.
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