General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 45, Issue 12, pp 2441–2456

Scalar filed evolution and area spectrum for Lovelock-AdS black holes

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10714-013-1595-9

Cite this article as:
Prasobh, C.B. & Kuriakose, V.C. Gen Relativ Gravit (2013) 45: 2441. doi:10.1007/s10714-013-1595-9


We study the modes of evolution of massless scalar fields in the asymptotically AdS spacetime surrounding maximally symmetric black holes of large and intermediate size in the Lovelock model. It is observed that all modes are purely damped at higher orders. Also, the rate of damping is seen to be independent of order at higher dimensions. The asymptotic form of these frequencies for the case of large black holes is found analytically. Finally, the area spectrum for such black holes is found from these asymptotic modes.


Quasinormal modes Lovelock AdS Area spectrum Scalar field 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCochin University of Science and TechnologyCochinIndia

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