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ERIC Number: EJ829410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
How to Create Black Holes on Earth
Bleicher, Marcus
European Journal of Physics, v28 n3 p509-516 May 2007
We present a short overview on the ideas of large extra dimensions and their implications for the possible production of micro black holes in the next generation particle accelerator at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) from this year on. In fact, the possibility of black hole production on Earth is currently one of the most exciting predictions for the LHC accelerator and would change our current understanding of physics radically. While it is impossible to discuss the models and implications in full detail here, this paper is thought to serve as a starting point for the interested physics students with some basic knowledge about general relativity and particle physics. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
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