Phenomenology of black holes in particle colliders and cosmic ray showers
Air Date: 11/06/2007
Air Time: 5:30 PM EST
Length: 1 Hours, 17 Minutes, 18 Seconds
Abstract: If large extra dimensions exist, microscopic black holes may be created in TeV particle colliders and in Earth's atmosphere by the collisions of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays with atmospheric nuclei. The decay of these black holes could soon be observed at the Large Hadron Collider or the Pierre Auger Observatory. Monte Carlo codes have been developed to simulate these events. In this talk I will introduce two of these codes (CATFISH for the LHC and GROKE for the PAO), and discuss how mini black holes can be distinguished from standard model or susy events.