PS11 String Theory and Extra Dimensions
Black holes at future colliders and in cosmic rays
Brown University, Department of Physics, 182 Hope St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
Accepted: 24 October 2003
Published online: 29 October 2003
One of the most dramatic consequences of low-scale (~ 1 TeV) quantum gravity would be copious production of mini black holes at future accelerators and in ultra-high-energy cosmic ray interactions. Hawking radiation of these black holes is constrained mainly to our (3+1)-dimensional world and results in their rapid evaporation. We review selected topics in the mini-black-hole phenomenology, such as production rates at colliders and in cosmic rays, Hawking radiation as a sensitive probe of the dimensionality of extra space, as well as an exciting possibility of finding new physics in the decays of black holes.
PACS: 04.70.-s Physics of black holes – 04.50.+h Gravity in more than four dimensions – 11.25.Wx String and brane phenomenology – 14.80.-j Other particles
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