Black holes in higher dimensions: exploring the possibilities of five dimensional general relativity
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We investigate the comparability of rotating four dimensional and five dimensionalblack holes in asymptotically flat vacuum spacetime. First a concise introduction tothe theory of general relativity and a description of the four dimensional Schwarzschildand Kerr black holes are given. Then these black hole solutions are generalised tohigher dimensions, focusing on the five dimensional Myers-Perry black hole and blackring. Lastly Kaluza-Klein theory on the reduction of dimensionality is shortly discussed.