Characteristics of cosmic ray showers mediated by black holes

Luis A. Anchordoqui, Jonathan L. Feng, Haim Goldberg, Alfred D. Shapere

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If TeV-scale gravity is realized in nature, microscopic black holes (BHs) should be produced in atmospheric cosmic ray collisions. Their decays, largely via the Hawking process, would trigger extensive air showers that could be detected at facilities coming on line later this decade. In this talk we describe the main characteristics of these BH-mediated showers and show how earth-skimming neutrinos may act as a powerful discriminator of BH events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationOn Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789812704030
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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