Faculty Advisor

Aravind, Padmanabhan K.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to provide a study on the construction of known 2D dilaton gravity theories for black holes while also constructing the previously unknown 2D dilaton gravity theory for the non-extremal Kerr black hole. This project was successful in reproducing known 2D dilaton actions and equations of motion for the Schwarzschild and Reissner-Nordstrom black holes and also successful in constructing a viable solution for a 2D dilaton gravity theory for the non-extremal Kerr black hole. By creating a generalized 2D Einstein Hilbert action with variational parameters and finding the non-extremal Kerr equations of motion from that action, the equations of motion were solved to find the components of the generalized 2D action for the non-extremal Kerr black hole.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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