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Ida, D.: A boundary value problem for the five-dimensional stationary rotating black holes. Phys. Rev. D 69, 124005

Kyoto University, Kioto, Kyōto, Japan
Physical Review D (Impact Factor: 4.86). 01/2004; 69(12). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.69.124005
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ABSTRACT We study the boundary value problem for the stationary rotating black hole solutions to the five-dimensional vacuum Einstein equation. Assuming the two commuting rotational symmetry and the sphericity of the horizon topology, we show that the black hole is uniquely characterized by the mass, and a pair of the angular momenta. Comment: 16 pages, no figures

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