Informal HEP Talk
Testing the Black Hole No-Hair Theorem with Electromagnetic Fields
We discuss the consequences of violating the no-hair theorem on magnetic fields surrounding a black hole. This is achieved by parametrically deforming the Kerr spacetime and studying the effects of such deformations on asymptotically uniform magnetic fields around the black hole. We compute the deformed electromagnetic field for slow spins and small deformation parameter, and show that the correction is of order the deformation parameter and mimics the angular structure of a quadrupole.