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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 34, Issue 11, pp 1775–1779 | Cite as

Essay: Black Holes in the Lab?

  • Steven B. Giddings
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Abstract

If TeV-scale gravity describes nature, black holes will be produced in particle accelerators, perhaps even with impressive rates at the Large Hadron Collider. Their decays, largely via the Hawking process, will be spectacular. Black holes also would be produced in cosmic ray collisions with our atmosphere, and their showers may be observable. Such a scenario means the end of our quest to understand the world at shorter distances, but may represent the beginning of the exploration of extra dimensions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven B. Giddings
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and SLACStanford UniversityStanford

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