Transplanckian Collisions at the LHC and Beyond

  title={Transplanckian Collisions at the LHC and Beyond},
  author={Gian Francesco Giudice and Riccardo Rattazzi and James D. Wells},
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, blackhole formation is expected to dominate the dynamics. We discuss how elastic… CONTINUE READING