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doi: 10.12942/lrr-1998-6
Living Rev. Relativity 1 (1998), 6

Stationary Black Holes: Uniqueness and Beyond

1 ITP, University of Zurich, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

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The spectrum of known black hole solutions to the stationary Einstein equations has increased in an unexpected way during the last decade. In particular, it has turned out that not all black hole equilibrium configurations are characterized by their mass, angular momentum and global charges. Moreover, the high degree of symmetry displayed by vacuum and electro-vacuum black hole space-times ceases to exist in self-gravitating non-linear field theories. This text aims to review some of the recent developments and to discuss them in the light of the uniqueness theorem for the Einstein-Maxwell system.

Keywords: self-gravitating classical fields, black holes, uniqueness theorems

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-1998-6
Title Stationary Black Holes: Uniqueness and Beyond
Author Markus Heusler
Date accepted 15 April 1998, published 8 May 1998
UPDATE http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2012-7
Title Stationary Black Holes: Uniqueness and Beyond
Author Piotr T. Chruściel / João Lopes Costa / Markus Heusler
Date accepted 29 March 2012, published 29 May 2012
Changes Major update of the original version by Markus Heusler from 1998. Piotr T. Chruściel and João Lopes Costa succeeded to this review's authorship. Significantly restructured and updated all sections; changes are too numerous to be usefully described here. The number of references increased from 186 to 329.
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