Searches for Extra Dimensions and Black Holes at the LHC

Greg Landsberg (Brown University)
DESY Hörsaal, 17:00h

Recently, a novel class of solutions of the hierarchy problem of the Standard Model have been proposed. These models utilize extra spatial dimensions to lower the scale of quantum gravity to a TeV range, and result in rich collider phenomenology, including a spectacular possibility of producing mini-black holes at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). I'll review the fundamentals of various models with extra spatial dimensions, as well as the existing experimental constraints on their parameters. I'll then discuss searches for extra dimensions and black holes at the LHC, focusing on the early LHC data to test these models.

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