General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 17–25 | Cite as

On the possibility of observation of the future for movement in the field of black holes of different types

  • Yuri V. PavlovEmail author
Research Article


It is shown for a spherically symmetric black hole of general type that it is impossible to observe the infinite future of the Universe external to the hole during the finite proper time interval of the free fall. Quantitative evaluations of the effect of time dilatation for circular orbits around the Kerr black hole are obtained and it is shown that the effect is essential for ultrarelativistic energies of the rotating particle.


Black holes Kerr metric Circular orbits 



The author is indebted to Prof. A.A. Grib for the interest in the paper and useful discussions. The research is done in collaboration with Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Kraków, Poland and supported by the grant from The John Templeton Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Problems in Mechanical EngineeringRussian Academy of SciencesSaint PetersburgRussia

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