Scattering of gravitational and electromagnetic waves off AdS2 × S2 in extreme Reissner-Nordstrom

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The direct product of two-dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime with a two-sphere is an exact solution of four-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell theory without a cosmological constant. In this paper, we analytically solve the coupled gravitational and electromagnetic perturbation equations of AdS2 × S2 in Einstein-Maxwell theory. On the other hand, AdS2 × S2 also describes the near-horizon region of the extreme Reissner-Nordstrom (ERN) black hole. We therefore also solve the connection problem: we show how the AdS2 × S2 perturbation equations arise from an appropriate near-horizon approximation of the corresponding equations for the ERN and then, using matched asymptotic expansions, we analytically extend the AdS2 × S2 solutions away from the near-horizon region connecting them with solutions in the far asymptotically flat region. From the point of view of ERN our results may be thought of as computing the classical scattering matrix for gravitational and electromagnetic waves which probe the near-horizon region of the black hole.


2D Gravity AdS-CFT Correspondence Black Holes 


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  1. 1.Department of Physics, UCSBSanta BarbaraU.S.A.

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