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The Black Hole Case: The Injunction Against the End of the World

@article{Johnson2009TheBH,
  title={The Black Hole Case: The Injunction Against the End of the World},
  author={E. E. Johnson},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2009}
}
  • E. E. Johnson
  • Published 2009
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
What should a court do with a preliminary-injunction request to halt a multi-billion-dollar particle-physics experiment that plaintiffs claim could create a black hole that will devour the planet? The real-life case of CERN's LHC seems like a legal classic in the making. Unfortunately, however, no court has braved the extreme factual terrain to reach the merits. This article steps into the void. First, the relevant facts of the scientific debate and its human context are memorialized and made… Expand
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