Black Holes in Higher Dimensions

Roberto Emparan
Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)
and
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

Abstract

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.