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Sabine Hossenfelder: Phenomenological Quantum Gravity 
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Apr2107, 11:05 AM

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Sabine Hossenfelder: Phenomenological Quantum Gravity
The search for a satisfying theory that unifies general relativity with quantum field theory is surely one of the major tasks for physicists in the 21st century. During the last decade, the phenomenology of quantum gravity and string theory has been examined from various points of view, opening new perspectives and testable predictions. I will give a short introduction into these effective models which allow to extend the standard model and include the expected effects of the underlying fundamental theory. I will talk about models with extra dimensions, models with a minimal length scale and those with a deformation of Lorentz invariance. The focus is on observable consequences, such as black hole and graviton production and modifications of standardmodel crosssections.  Since I have an interest in the work being done on minimum length, I have listed some papers which I found. (Saves you the time to dig them up)  http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/s...er_SP_KITP.pdf THE MINIMUM LENGTH A POWER POINT PRESENTATION  http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hepth/pdf/0611/0611017v1.pdf Phenomenological Quantum Gravity S. Hossenfelder 01 Nov 2006  http://www.citebase.org/fulltext?for...pph%2F0512050 Studying the effects of minimal length in large extra dimensional models in the jet + missing energy channels at hadron colliders Gautam Bhattacharyya 1, Kumar Rao 2, K. Sridhar 02 July 2006  http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hepth/pdf/0603/0603032v2.pdf Interpretation of Quantum Field Theories with a Minimal Length Scale S. Hossenfelder 23 May 2006  http://www.citebase.org/fulltext?for...pth%2F0510245 Selfconsistency in Theories with a Minimal Length S. Hossenfelder 21 Feb 2006  http://www.citebase.org/fulltext?for...pth%2F0502142 The Casimir Effect in the Presence of a Minimal Length U. Harbach S. Hossenfelder 15 March 2005  http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hepph/pdf/0404/0404205v1.pdf Signatures of a minimal length scale in high precision experiments U. Harbach,1, ∗ S. Hossenfelder,2 M. Bleicher,1 and H. St¨ocker1 23 April 2004  http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hepph/pdf/0607/0607165v3.pdf Mini Black Holes in the first year of the LHC Discovery Through DiJet Suppression, MonoJet Emission and ionising tracks in ALICE H. St¨ocker 24 July 2006  http://dpf2004.ucr.edu/talks/talk301.pdf High precision measurements and the minimal scale Constraining models with Large eXtra Dimensions through high precision experiments Ulrich Harbach  Is anyone aware of any refinement being done on the calculations? jal 


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Apr2207, 02:14 PM

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Finding out if there is a minimum length is probably one of the oldest question.
Since CERN will be probing new length scales, I am surprised that I'm not finding more papers that proposes that the results would look like ???? and would indicate the minimum length scale. (ie. like the paper by Gautam Bhattacharyya, Kumar Rao, K. Sridhar) Maybe the papers are there but only by insinuations. They don't say, "the minimum length scale". Finding or not finding the minimum length scale will have an effect. The papers should be out there before CERN "opens the box". jal 


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