Comparison of particle properties in Kerr metric and in rotating coordinates

  • Andrey A. GribEmail author
  • Yuri V. Pavlov
Research Article


Properties of particles in Kerr metric are compared with properties of particles in rotating coordinates in Minkowski space-time. It is shown that particles with negative and zero energies existing in the ergosphere of the rotating black hole also exist in the region out of the static limit in rotating coordinates in Minkowski space-time. Some similarities like the Penrose process and differences in both cases are analyzed.


Black holes Kerr metric Rotating frames 



This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant No. 15-02-06818-a and by the Russian Government Program of Competitive Growth of Kazan Federal University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A. Friedmann Laboratory for Theoretical PhysicsSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics and Astronomy DepartmentThe Herzen UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Problems in Mechanical EngineeringRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.N.I. Lobachevsky Institute of Mathematics and MechanicsKazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia

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