Scattering of Gravitational Radiation by a Schwarzschild Black-hole

Department of Physics, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA.
Nature (Impact Factor: 41.46). 09/1970; 227(5261):936-8. DOI: 10.1038/227936a0
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THE discovery of pulsars and the general conviction that they are
neutron stars resulting from gravitational collapse have strengthened
the belief in the possible presence of Schwarzschild black-holes-or
Schwarzschild horizons-in nature, the latter being the ultimate stage in
the progressive spherical collapse of a massive star. The stability of
these objects, which has been discussed in a recent report1,
ensures their continued existence after formation. Inasmuch as the
infinite redshift associated with it and its behaviour as a one-way
membrane make the Schwarzschild horizon at once elusive and intriguing,
it is important to explore theoretically all possible modes in which the
presence of such a black-hole manifests itself. In what follows, we
present a partial summary of some results obtained from an investigation
of the scattering of gravitational waves by a Schwarzschild horizon.

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