Quantum black holes in the horizon quantum mechanics model at the Large Hadron Collider
Abstract
Quantum black hole production at the Large Hadron Collider is investigated using the horizon quantum mechanics model. This model has novel implications for how black holes might be observed in collider experiments. Black hole production is predicted to be possible below the Planck scale, thus leading to the intriguing possibility that black holes could be produced even if the Planck scale is slightly above the collider center of mass energy. In addition, the usual anticipated resonance in the black hole mass distribution is significantly widened in this model. For values of the Planck scale above the current lower limits, the shape of the black hole mass distribution is almost independent of the Planck scale and depends more on the number of extra dimensions. These model features suggest the need for alternative search strategies in collider experiments.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 November 2020
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.102.095020
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2005.02548
 Bibcode:
 2020PhRvD.102i5020G
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Experiment;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 To be published in Phys. Rev. D