Black holes and the LHC: A review

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ( 2011-0010294 ) and ( 2011-0029758 ) and also by Chonnam National University. The early phase of the work was done at Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), Tokyo University. At ‘HEP/NR workshop’ in Madeira on 31 Aug.–3 Sep. 2011 (see a summary of the workshop in Ref. [190] ), I had very helpful discussions with participants, especially with Steve Giddings, Andy Parker, Greg Landsberg, Masaru Shibata, Roberto Emparan, Frans Pretorius, Vicki Moeller, Hirotada Okawa, Akihiro Ishibashi, Vítor Cardoso, Harvey Reall, Ruth Gregory, Veronika Hubeny, Valeria Ferrari, Toby Wiseman, Óscar Dias, Carlos Herdeiro, Leonardo Gualtieri, Marco Sampaio, Miguel Zilhão, Luis Lehner, Nicolas Yunes and Ulich Sperhake. Finally, I deeply appreciate valuable collaborations and discussions with Kin-ya Oda, Daisuke Ida, Hirotaka Yoshino, James Frost, Domenico Orlando, Yoonbai Kim, Shinji Mukohyama, Shigeki Sugimoto and Brian Webber.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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