Sources in the Weyl Double Copy

Damien A. Easson, Tucker Manton, Andrew Svesko

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The Weyl double copy relates exact solutions in general relativity to exact solutions in gauge theory, formulated in the spinorial language. To date, the Weyl double copy is understood and employed only for vacuum spacetimes, and hence only to vacuum gauge theories. In this Letter, we propose an extension to the Weyl double copy that provides a systematic procedure for treating gravitational sources. We show that this extended Weyl double copy gives a new perspective to the Kerr-Newman black hole and the general class of Petrov type D electrovac spacetimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number271101
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number27
StatePublished - Dec 31 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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