# Black holes are neither particle accelerators nor dark matter probes.

@article{McWilliams2013BlackHA, title={Black holes are neither particle accelerators nor dark matter probes.}, author={S. McWilliams}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2013}, volume={110 1}, pages={ 011102 } }

It has been suggested that maximally spinning black holes can serve as particle accelerators, reaching arbitrarily high center-of-mass energies. Despite several objections regarding the practical achievability of such high energies, and demonstrations past and present that such large energies could never reach a distant observer, interest in this problem has remained substantial. We show that, unfortunately, a maximally spinning black hole can never serve as a probe of high energy collisions… Expand

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