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Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields

Volume

79

Issue

9

Publisher

Springer

Publication Date

9-11-2019

First Page

1

Last Page

6

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Abstract

A new solution of four-dimensional vacuum General Relativity is presented. It describes the near horizon region of the extreme (maximally spinning) binary black hole system with two identical extreme Kerr black holes held in equilibrium by a massless strut. This is the first example of a non-supersymmetric, near horizon extreme binary black hole geometry of two uncharged black holes. The black holes are co-rotating, their relative distance is fixed, and the solution is uniquely specified by the mass. Asymptotically, the geometry corresponds to the near horizon extreme Kerr (NHEK) black hole. The binary extreme system has finite entropy.

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