## Abstract

Assessing the stability of higher-dimensional rotating black holes requires a study of linearized gravitational perturbations around such backgrounds. We study perturbations of Myers-Perry black holes with equal angular momenta in an odd number of dimensions (greater than five), allowing for a cosmological constant. We find a class of perturbations for which the equations of motion reduce to a single radial equation. In the asymptotically flat case, we find no evidence of any instability. In the asymptotically anti-de Sitter case, we demonstrate the existence of a superradiant instability that sets in precisely when the angular velocity of the black hole exceeds the speed of light from the point of view of the conformal boundary. We suggest that the end point of the instability may be a stationary, nonaxisymmetric black hole.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 084021 |

Pages (from-to) | - |

Number of pages | 19 |

Journal | Physical Review D |

Volume | 74 |

Issue number | 8 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Oct 2006 |

## Keywords

- Black holes
- Anti de Sitter space
- STABILITY