High-energy colliders as black hole factories: The End of short distance physics

  title={High-energy colliders as black hole factories: The End of short distance physics},
  author={Steven B. Giddings and Scott D. Thomas},
  journal={Physical Review D},
If the fundamental Planck scale is of order of a TeV, as is the case in some extra-dimension scenarios, future hadron colliders such as the CERN Large Hadron Collider will be black hole factories. The nonperturbative process of black hole formation and decay by Hawking evaporation gives rise to spectacular events with up to many dozens of relatively hard jets and leptons with a characteristic ratio of hadronic to leptonic activity of roughly 5:1. The total transverse energy of such events is… 

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