15-16 December 2020
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

Moduli space of five-dimensional black holes

16 Dec 2020, 10:00
Teams (Centre for Particle Theory, Durham)


Centre for Particle Theory, Durham

IPPP & Dept. Mathematical Sciences Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE


Fred Tomlinson (University of Edinburgh)


The classification of equilibrium black hole solutions is a fundamental problem in General Relativity. In four spacetime dimensions this is essentially answered by the black hole uniqueness theorem, which roughly states that the only asymptotically flat, stationary black hole solution to the vacuum Einstein equations is the Kerr solution. In higher-dimensional spacetimes, there is no such simple uniqueness theorem - this was revealed by the striking discovery of the black ring, a black hole with horizon topology $S^2 \times S^1$. Alongside the spherical topology Myers-Perry black hole (the natural higher dimensional Kerr analogue), this explicitly shows that even vacuum black holes are not uniquely specified by their mass and angular momenta.

So what is known about black holes in five-dimensional GR? In this talk I will give an overview of the situation and briefly discuss a new classification result leading towards a better understanding of a particular class of these solutions.

Will you be pre-recording your talk? No
Are you happy for your talk to be recorded? No
Length of talk 15-25 minutes
Would you be interested in receiving feedback on your talk? Yes

Primary author

Fred Tomlinson (University of Edinburgh)


James Lucietti (University of Edinburgh)

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