Nonexistence of Degenerate Horizons in Static Vacua and Black Hole Uniqueness.
We show that in any spacetime dimension $D\ge 4$, degenerate components of the event horizon do not exist in static vacuum configurations with positive cosmological constant. We also show that without a cosmological constant asymptotically flat solutions cannot possess a degenerate horizon component. Several independent proofs are presented. One proof follows easily from differential geometry in the near-horizon limit, while others use Bakry-\'Emery-Ricci bounds for static Einstein manifolds.
Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.09669
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