Vol. 11 (2008) > lrr-2008-6

doi: 10.12942/lrr-2008-6
Living Rev. Relativity 11 (2008), 6

Black Holes in Higher Dimensions

1 Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), and Departament de Física Fonamental, Universitat de Barcelona, Marti i Franquès 1, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain
2 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA, United Kingdom

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We review black-hole solutions of higher-dimensional vacuum gravity and higher-dimensional supergravity theories. The discussion of vacuum gravity is pedagogical, with detailed reviews of Myers–Perry solutions, black rings, and solution-generating techniques. We discuss black-hole solutions of maximal supergravity theories, including black holes in anti-de Sitter space. General results and open problems are discussed throughout.

Keywords: black holes, string theory, supergravity

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2008-6
Title Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
Author Roberto Emparan / Harvey S. Reall
Date accepted 7 July 2008, published 8 September 2008
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