Study of black holes with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, 113-0033, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, 113-0033, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
3 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), IPNS, 1-1 Oho, 305-0801, Ibaraki, Tsukuba, Japan
* e-mail: Junichi.Tanaka@cern.ch
We evaluate the potential of the ATLAS detector for discovering black holes produced at the LHC, as predicted in models with large extra dimensions where quantum gravity is at the TeV scale. We assume that black holes decay by Hawking evaporation to all Standard Model particles democratically. We comment on the possibility to estimate the Planck scale.
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