Friday, July 19, 2013

1307.5018 (Marc Mars et al.)

A spacetime characterization of the Kerr-NUT-(A)de Sitter and related

Marc Mars, José M. M. Senovilla
A characterization of the Kerr-NUT-(A)de Sitter metric among four dimensional \Lambda-vacuum spacetimes admitting a Killing vector is obtained in terms of the proportionality of the self-dual Weyl tensor and a natural self-dual double two-form constructed from the Killing vector. This result recovers and extends a previous characterization of the Kerr and Kerr-NUT metrics. The method of proof is based on (i) the presence of a second Killing vector field which is built in terms of geometric information arising from the previous Killing vector exclusively, and (ii) the existence of an interesting underlying geometric structure involving a Riemannian submersion of a conformally related metric, both of which may be of independent interest.
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