# Transplanckian collisions at the LHC and beyond

@article{Giudice2002TransplanckianCA, title={Transplanckian collisions at the LHC and beyond}, author={Gian Francesco Giudice and Riccardo Rattazzi and James D. Wells}, journal={Nuclear Physics}, year={2002}, volume={630}, pages={293-325} }

Elastic collisions in the transplanckian region, where the center-of-mass energy is much larger than the fundamental gravity mass scale, can be described by linearized general relativity and known quantum-mechanical effects as long as the momentum transfer of the process is sufficiently small. For larger momentum transfer, non-linear gravitational effects become important and, although a computation is lacking, black-hole formation is expected to dominate the dynamics. We discuss how elastic… Expand

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