Accelerating boundary analog of a Kerr black hole

Michael R.R. Good, Joshua Foo, Eric V. Linder

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An accelerated boundary correspondence (i.e. a flat spacetime accelerating mirror trajectory) is derived for the Kerr spacetime, with a general formula that ranges from the Schwarzschild limit (zero angular momentum) to the extreme maximal spin case (yielding asymptotic uniform acceleration). The beta Bogoliubov coefficients reveal the particle spectrum is a Planck distribution at late times with temperature cooler than a Schwarzschild black hole, due to the 'spring constant' analog of angular momentum. The quantum stress tensor indicates a constant emission of energy flux at late times consistent with eternal thermal equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085011
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 2021


  • Black holes
  • Dynamical Casimir effect
  • Hawking radiation
  • Moving mirrors
  • Quantum fields in curved spacetime

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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