# Properties of Kerr Spacetime

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Kerr spacetime describes a rotating black hole. The line element in Boyer–Lindquist coordinates is given by

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Contributed by: Thomas Müller (March 2011)

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A detailed discussion of the parameters is given in:

J. M. Bardeen, W. H. Press, and S. A. Teukolsky, "Rotating Black Holes: Locally Nonrotating Frames, Energy Extraction, and Scalar Synchrotron Radiation," *The Astrophysical Journal*, 178, 1972 pp. 347–369.

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