Will relativistic heavy-ion colliders destroy our planet ?

  title={Will relativistic heavy-ion colliders destroy our planet ?},
  author={A Khaliq Dar and Alvaro De R{\'u}jula and Ulrich Heinz},
Experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory will study collisions between gold nuclei at unprecedented energies. The concern has been voiced that “strangelets”– hypothetical products of these collisions– may trigger the destruction of our planet. We show how naturally occurring heavy-ion collisions can be used to derive a safe and stringent upper bound on the risk incurred in running these experiments. CERN-TH/99-324 September 1999 

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