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Rotating black holes in higher order gravity

Charmousis, Christos; Crisostomi, Marco; Gregory, Ruth; Stergioulas, Nikolaos

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Christos Charmousis

Marco Crisostomi

Ruth Gregory

Nikolaos Stergioulas


We develop a new technique for finding black hole solutions in modified gravity that have “stealth” hair, i.e., hair of which the only gravitational effect is to tune the cosmological constant. We consider scalar-tensor theories in which gravitational waves propagate at the speed of light and show that, subject to a parametric constraint we specify, Einstein metrics can be painted with stealth hair, provided there exists a family of geodesics always normal to spacelike surfaces. We also present a novel scalar-dressed rotating black hole that has finite scalar field at both the black hole and cosmological event horizons.


Charmousis, C., Crisostomi, M., Gregory, R., & Stergioulas, N. (2019). Rotating black holes in higher order gravity. Physical Review D, 100(8), Article 084020.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 23, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 11, 2019
Publication Date Oct 15, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 11, 2019
Publicly Available Date Oct 12, 2019
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0029
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 100
Issue 8
Article Number 084020
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