A Geometric Invariant Characterising Initial Data for the Kerr–Newman Spacetime
Annales Henri Poincaré
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We describe the construction of a geometric invariant characterising initial data for the Kerr–Newman spacetime. This geometric invariant vanishes if and only if the initial data set corresponds to exact Kerr–Newman initial data, and so characterises this type of data. We first illustrate the characterisation of the Kerr–Newman spacetime in terms of Killing spinors. The space-spinor formalism is then used to obtain a set of four independent conditions on an initial Cauchy hypersurface that guarantee the existence of a Killing spinor on the development of the initial data. Following a similar analysis in the vacuum case, we study the properties of solutions to the approximate Killing spinor equation and use them to construct the geometric invariant.
AuthorsVALIENTE KROON, JA
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