Could the LHC make an Earth-killing black hole?

Ethan Siegel
Mar 25, 2015 · 8 min read
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Image credit: CERN.
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Image credit: Fermilab / Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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Image credit: Juan Rojo Chacon, via http://www.slideshare.net/juanrojochacon/particle-physics-cern-and-the-large-hadron-collider.
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Image credit: Fermilab Today, via http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2012/today12-02-10_ExtraDimensionsReadMore.html.
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Image credit: Pierre Auger Observatory, via http://apcauger.in2p3.fr/Public/Presentation/.
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Cosmic Ray Flux (particles per area) versus Energy (in electron-Volts, highest energies correspond to ~1 Joule; ~10^12 electron-Volts corresponds to energy in LHC collisions). Image credit: Boyle, P.J. arXiv:0810.2967 adapted from Croninet al.
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Image credit: NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz).
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Image credit: CERN / ATLAS experiment, via http://atlas.ch/photos/events-simulated-black-hole.html.
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Starts With A Bang!

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.

Ethan Siegel

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The Universe is: Expanding, cooling, and dark. It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.

Starts With A Bang!

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.

Ethan Siegel

Written by

The Universe is: Expanding, cooling, and dark. It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.

Starts With A Bang!

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.

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