Large Hadron Collider Could Detect Extra Dimensions

If String Hypothesis is correct, it is possible that the LHC at full power might actually detect it by creating mini black holes. This would be incredible.

Note that what this particular article is not discussing is the possibility of Kaluza-Klein particles which would, if detected, be able to tell us not only about the existence of extra dimensions, but about the shapes of the compactified dimensions. But, that will have to wait for another article.

Large Hadron Collider Could Detect Extra Dimensions

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4 Responses to Large Hadron Collider Could Detect Extra Dimensions

  1. ECA says:

    aS LONG AS WE DONT ALL GO pFFT…I dont really care.

  2. Any black hole created can’t have more mass than the energy that went into it can create. The event horizon would be way too tiny to worry about. Remember, just as e = mc2, so too does m = e / c2. Just as a little mass destroyed gives off a lot of energy, it takes a lot of energy to make a little mass.

    So, no worries.

  3. ECA says:

    But, remember the mass of a neutron star…1 spoonful would weight enough, about 2000 lbs..
    A black hole is based on MASS..not power.
    It can feed itself, making MORE mass..

    e=mc^2, is the gravity from mass..
    Do you want to stand near a 1″ mass that weights millions of tons? I think it would like to become FRIENDS with you and would act like Velcro to you..
    If a neutron star mass is 2000lbs for a spoonful, think of what a black hole would be like..

  4. e-mc2 is NOT the gravity from mass. It is the energy from mass. And it works both ways. To get tons of mass from the LHC would require many many orders of magnitude more energy than the device can produce. This is true regardless of its size of the massive object produced.

    From wikipedia:

    1 GeV/c2 = 1.783×10−27 kg.

    Multiplying by 1000 for TeV:

    1 TeV/c2 = 1.783×10−24 kg.

    So 14 TeV, the maximum energy of the LHC operating at full power can produce:

    14 TeV/c2 = 24.962×10−24 kg.

    14 TeV/c2 = 2.4962×10−23 kg.

    14 TeV/c2 = 2.4962×10−20 g.

    I am not worried about a black hole with a mass of around 2.5×10-20 grams regardless of its size.

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