Stationary Spacetimes and Black Holes
This chapter presents the proofs of fundamental uniqueness theorems for complete stationary solutions of the vacuum, or electrovac, solutions of the Einstein equations. It studies the properties of the Kerr stationary black hole, of which the Schwarzschild black hole is a particular case. It surveys the history of the research on the uniqueness theorem for 3+1-dimensional stationary black holes which was pictured by J. A. Wheeler using the picturesque phrase ‘black holes have no hair’.
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