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Perhaps a related question - would hypothetical gravitons be absorbed by a black hole?How might we (in theory) detect that a graviton had interacted with the actual singularity** of a black hole?
- If a black hole is (say) 10km across
- And the gravitational waves have a wavelength of (say) 30,000km?
I expect that wavefunction of the gravitons allow you to calculate the probability that a particular graviton is found at a particular point in space
- There is a finite probability that an individual graviton will impact the event horizon of the black hole
- Since there are so many gravitons in a gravitational wave, some of them will impact the event horizon, and be absorbed.
The same argument applies to photons in an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength of 30,000km.
Could the probability of such an occurrence exceed by very many orders the lifetime of the universe and so be considered impossible?
** are singularities mathematical objects without a physical counterpart?