Black hole production by cosmic rays

Jonathan L. Feng, Alfred D. Shapere

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The creation of black holes by ultrahigh energy cosmic rays in scenarios with extra dimensions and TeV-scale gravity was discussed. The cosmic neutrinos initiated quasihorizontal showers far above the standard model and would produce black holes deep in the atmosphere. The possible relevance of black hole production in the GZK paradox was also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021303
Pages (from-to)213031-213034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 14 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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