Black Holes in Higher Dimensions

Roberto Emparan
Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)
Departament de Física Fonamental, Universitat de Barcelona
Marti i Franquès 1, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain

Harvey S. Reall
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
University of Cambridge, Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA
United Kingdom


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.