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Black hole generation: the grand challenge

18 March, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Many physicists have envisioned the possibility that micro black holes will be produced at the LHC. In May, after a two year shut-down, the collider is expected to see its first collisions at its higher collision energy of 13TeV, almost double the previous energy. If micro black holes are discovered at the LHC the implications would be enormous, not just for our understanding of the Universe, but also for the future of energy generation.

Physicists from Stephen Hawking to Igor Novikov have long anticipated the potential of micro black holes as a source of clean energy for the future, if only we could harness their energy.In the event of black hole discovery, The Grand Challenge would then be to achieve Controlled Black Hole Formation (CBHF) with the development of new collider built in a timeframe of 5-10 years that could also, in principle, harness the energy of a micro black hole.

Our research has led us towards the design of a machine that will for the first time generate and sustain a micro black hole.

Speakers include founder of I, Science,  Darius Nikbin, and Dr Farid Biglari.
The event will be held in the ground floor lecture theatre, Business School

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Imperial College London
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