Review of speculative “disaster scenarios” at RHIC

  title={Review of speculative “disaster scenarios” at RHIC},
  author={Robert L. Jaffe and W. Busza and J.Sandweiss and Frank Wilczek},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
This paper discusses speculative disaster scenarios inspired by hypothetical new fundamental processes that might occur in high-energy relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The authors estimate the parameters relevant to black-hole production and find that they are absurdly small. They show that other accelerator and (especially) cosmic-ray environments have already provided far more auspicious opportunities for transition to a new vacuum state, so that existing observations provide stringent… Expand
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