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We discuss long time behavior of linear scalar waves on Kerr and Kerr-de Sitter black hole backgrounds and their stationary perturbations. The physical motivation comes from the analysis of gravitational waves emitted during the ringdown stage of a large scale event (such as merging with another black hole). The properties of these waves, and their frequencies, called quasi-normal modes or resonances, depend on the structure of the set of all trapped light rays.
In the considered Kerr(-de Sitter) case, the trapped set is r-normally hyperbolic and we can provide a detailed description of quasi-normal modes and long-time behavior of linear waves.No Notes/Supplements Uploaded No Video Files Uploaded