Three-dimensional black holes and descendants

Carmen Li, James Lucietti

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We determine the most general three-dimensional vacuum spacetime with a negative cosmological constant containing a non-singular Killing horizon. We show that the general solution with a spatially compact horizon possesses a second commuting Killing field and deduce that it must be related to the BTZ black hole (or its near-horizon geometry) by a diffeomorphism. We show there is a general class of asymptotically AdS(3) extreme black holes with arbitrary charges with respect to one of the asymptotic-symmetry Virasoro algebras and vanishing charges with respect to the other. We interpret these as descendants of the extreme BTZ black hole.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48–54
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014


  • hep-th
  • gr-qc


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