The Lense-Thirring spacetime describes a 4-dimensional slowly rotating approximate

solution of vacuum Einstein equations valid to a linear order in rotation parameter.

It is fully characterized by a single metric function of the corresponding static

(Schwarzschild) solution. We shall discuss a generalization of the Lense-Thirring

spacetimes to the case that is not necessarily fully characterized by a single (static)

metric function. This generalization lets us study slowly rotating spacetimes in

various higher curvature gravities as well as in the presence of non-trivial matter

such as non-linear electrodynamics. In particular, we construct slowly multiply-spinning

solutions in Lovelock gravity and notably show that in four dimensions Einstein gravity is

the only non-trivial theory amongst all up to quartic curvature gravities that

admits a Lense-Thirring solution characterized by a single metric function.

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solution of vacuum Einstein equations valid to a linear order in rotation parameter.

It is fully characterized by a single metric function of the corresponding static

(Schwarzschild) solution. We shall discuss a generalization of the Lense-Thirring

spacetimes to the case that is not necessarily fully characterized by a single (static)

metric function. This generalization lets us study slowly rotating spacetimes in

various higher curvature gravities as well as in the presence of non-trivial matter

such as non-linear electrodynamics. In particular, we construct slowly multiply-spinning

solutions in Lovelock gravity and notably show that in four dimensions Einstein gravity is

the only non-trivial theory amongst all up to quartic curvature gravities that

admits a Lense-Thirring solution characterized by a single metric function.

We will... more