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SETI at Planck Energy: When Particle Physicists Become Cosmic Engineers

  title={SETI at Planck Energy: When Particle Physicists Become Cosmic Engineers},
  author={Brian C. Lacki},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • B. Lacki
  • Published 4 March 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
What is the meaning of the Fermi Paradox -- are we alone or is starfaring rare? Can general relativity be united with quantum mechanics? The searches for answers to these questions could intersect. It is known that an accelerator capable of energizing particles to the Planck scale requires cosmic proportions. The energy required to run a Planck accelerator is also cosmic, of order 100 M_sun c^2 for a hadron collider, because the natural cross section for Planck physics is so tiny. If aliens are… 

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