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={S. Giddings and S. Thomas},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • S. Giddings, S. Thomas
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
    767 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Black holes at future colliders and beyond
    • 58
    • PDF
    Search for Microscopic Black Hole Signatures at the Large Hadron Collider
    • 44
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    TOPICAL REVIEW: TeV mini black hole decay at future colliders
    • 27
    • PDF
    Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Exotic Leptons and Black Holes at Future Colliders
    • 27
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Exploring higher dimensional black holes at the Large Hadron Collider
    • 53
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF


    New dimensions at a millimeter to a Fermi and superstrings at a TeV
    • 3,048
    • PDF
    A Model for High Energy Scattering in Quantum Gravity
    • 279
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Black holes and sub-millimeter dimensions
    • 238
    • PDF
    Black holes at the Large Hadron Collider.
    • 653
    Quark- and gluon-jet emission from primordial black holes. II. The emission over the black-hole lifetime.
    • MacGibbon
    • Physics, Medicine
    • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
    • 1991
    • 91
    TeV strings and collider probes of large extra dimensions
    • 202
    • PDF
    Particle emission rates from a black hole. II. Massless particles from a rotating hole
    • 243
    • Highly Influential
    Effective theories and black hole production in warped compactifications
    • 76
    • PDF
    The Hierarchy problem and new dimensions at a millimeter
    • 4,673
    • PDF