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Apr 18, 2016

Large Hadron Collider(LHC) Could Detect Extra Dimensions

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Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Could Detect Extra Dimensions.

A recent paper published in Physics Letters B has raised the prospect that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could mark a discovery that would put its earlier achievements with the #HiggsBoson in the shade. The authors of the recent published paper propose it could spot mini black holes. Such a discovery would be a matter of massive importance on its own, but might be a sign of even more significant things. Few notions from theoretical physics capture the public imagination as much as the “many-worlds theory,” which suggests an infinite number of universes that vary from our own in ways large and small. The notion has delivered great fodder for science fiction novelists and comedians. Nevertheless, according to Professor Mir Faizal from the University of Waterloo, “Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualized,” he told Phys.org. “This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science.” Nonetheless, Faizal reflects the test for a different type of parallel universes nearly within our reach. Faizal says “What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions. As gravity can flow out of our universe into the extra dimensions, such a model can be tested by the detection of mini black holes at the LHC.”

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  • Jerry on April 19, 2016 4:45 am

    And how exactly is the LHC going to spot black holes, especially if they are outside our galaxy?

  • Mike on April 20, 2016 5:32 pm

    They are referring to mini black holes which theoretically could be produced within the Large Hadron Collider with a collision of enough intensity.

  • Timothy on April 23, 2016 7:21 am

    Singularities theory?