General Kerr-NUT-AdS metrics in all dimensions Academic Article uri icon


  • The Kerr-AdS metric in dimension D has cohomogeneity [D/2]; the metric components depend on the radial coordinate r and [D/2] latitude variables i that are subject to the constraint i 2i 1. We find a coordinate reparametrization in which the i variables are replaced by [D/2] - 1 unconstrained coordinates y, and having the remarkable property that the Kerr-AdS metric becomes diagonal in the coordinate differentials dy . The coordinates r and y now appear in a very symmetrical way in the metric, leading to an immediate generalization in which we can introduce [D/2] - 1 NUT parameters. We find that (D - 5)/2 are non-trivial in odd dimensions whilst (D - 2)/2 are non-trivial in even dimensions. This gives the most general Kerr-NUT-AdS metric in D dimensions. We find that in all dimensions D 4, there exist discrete symmetries that involve inverting a rotation parameter through the AdS radius. These symmetries imply that Kerr-NUT-AdS metrics with over-rotating parameters are equivalent to under-rotating metrics. We also consider the BPS limit of the Kerr-NUT-AdS metrics, and thereby obtain, in odd dimensions and after Euclideanization, new families of Einstein-Sasaki metrics. 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, W., Lu, H., & Pope, C. N.

citation count

  • 190

complete list of authors

  • Chen, W||Lu, H||Pope, CN

publication date

  • September 2006