Simulations and Analysis of Gravitationally Redshifted Kerr Black Hole Accretion Discs
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Benjamin Puzantian1, Steve Desjardins2, and Christian Gigualt1
1 Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON Canada
2 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON Canada
The Kerr black hole rotates with two parameters: mass M and angular momentum a and is characterized by the Kerr metric (Taylor and Wheeler 2000). Hence, a binary pair of a black hole and a star can create an accretion disc. A Kerr ray tracer algorithm was used to simulate accretion discs in the Seyfert-1 galaxy. The power law observed flux of relativistic emission lines, and Kerr Fourier image analysis methods were applied to the simulated discs. Simulated image characteristics were analyzed. Power laws were fitted to the simulated data of the Mrk110 accretion disc. Lastly, the simulated images were transformed into Fourier space and characteristics were discussed.