The classification of static vacuum spacetimes containing an asymptotically flat spacelike hypersurface with compact interior

Piotr T Chrusciel
1999 Classical and quantum gravity  
We prove non-existence of static, vacuum, appropriately regular, asymptotically flat black hole space-times with degenerate (not necessarily connected) components of the event horizon. This finishes the classification of static, vacuum, asymptotically flat domains of outer communication in an appropriate class of space-times, showing that the domains of outer communication of the Schwarzschild black holes exhaust the space of appropriately regular black hole exteriors.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/16/3/004 fatcat:jxshgcho6rgffpqcejj2gjqzm4