Black holes and the LHC: A review

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Abstract

In low-scale gravity models, a particle collider with trans-Planckian collision energies can be an ideal place for producing black holes because a large amount of energy can be concentrated at the collision point, which can ultimately lead to black hole formation. In this article, the theoretical foundation for microscopic higher dimensional black holes is reviewed and the possible production and detection at the LHC is described and critically examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-650
Number of pages34
JournalProgress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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