13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Can Black Holes Be Accelerators of Spinning Massive Particles?

16 Dec 2015, 17:18
3m
Level -1, Room 17 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 17

International Conference Centre Geneva

Speaker

Prof. Benjamin Koch (Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile)

Description

It is a well known effect that a rotating black hole can accelerate spinless particles to in principle arbitrary energies. Within the formalism of the Spinning Top it is investigated to which extend the "corresponding" process is also possible: *"Can spinning tops be accelerated by a non-rotating black hole?"* It is found that this is indeed the case.

Primary author

Prof. Benjamin Koch (Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile)

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