black ring




The Einstein equations for gravity in dimension 5\geq 5 admit black hole solutions whose event horizon is not homeomorphic to an n-sphere, but has different topology. In particular in 5d-gravity and 5d supergravity there are solutions with topology S 1×S 2S^1 \times S^2. These are called black rings.

Their KK-reduction down to 4 dimensions yields again ordinary black holes. This plays a central role in the discussion of black holes in string theory.


The first black ring solution in 5d gravity was found in

The first solution in D=5 supergravity was given in

  • Henriette Elvang, Roberto Emparan, David Mateos, Harvey Reall, Supersymmetric 4D Rotating Black Holes from 5D Black Rings, JHEP0508:042,2005 (arXiv:hep-th/0504125)

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