# Wave larger than Schwarzschild Radius

If a supernova created an outward-going electromagnetic wave with an extremely large amplitude and wavelength and this wave eventually reached a smaller black hole what would happen?

Assuming the amplitude and wavelength are both larger than the Schwarzschild Radius.

Would the wave be able to travel through the black hole by "tunneling"?

What I mean by that is if the probability of the the position of the wave-particle was mostly outside the Event Horizon it might pass through.

Or would space-time geometry affect the wave before it reached the Event Horizon so the wave was altered enough that it would be captured?

• What do you mean by an amplitude larger than the Schwarzschild Radius ? Commented Feb 12, 2020 at 23:29
• @mmeent - Imagine someone creating a wave along a rope by arm movement. A maximal arm movement creates a peak in the rope's movement. From the rope's static position to this peak is the wave amplitude. If I have a black hole I can define the Schwarzschild Radius as the "distance" from r=0 to the event horizon. If I have a small black hole I could possibly create a wave amplitude in a rope which is bigger than the Schwarzschild Radius. Astrophysically I imagine there would need to be an event like a supernova to create such a large wave. Is there something wrong since you ask? Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 14:21