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1 Large eXtra Dimensions and the Minimal Length Sabine Hossenfelder University of Arizona Sabine Hossenfelder University of Arizona

2 The Standard Model Why is gravity so weak? Where do the fermion masses come from? How to explain EW symmetry breaking?? What is the origin of lepton and quark families?? Why is there CP-violation??? Quantum gravity???? The cosmological constant???!... Why is gravity so weak? Where do the fermion masses come from? How to explain EW symmetry breaking?? What is the origin of lepton and quark families?? Why is there CP-violation??? Quantum gravity???? The cosmological constant???!... These questions can not be answered within the SM !

3 ~ Karl Popper, The Observer, August 1982 "Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification." "Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification."

4 Extra Dimensions 3+d spacelike dimensions d dimensions compactified to d-torus with radii fields in bulk come as KK-tower KK-modes have apparent mass-term 3+d spacelike dimensions d dimensions compactified to d-torus with radii fields in bulk come as KK-tower KK-modes have apparent mass-term 

5 Large eXtra Dimensions N. Arkani-Hamed, S. Dimopoulos & G. Dvali (1998) only gravitons propagate into extra dimensions SM fields live on brane N. Arkani-Hamed, S. Dimopoulos & G. Dvali (1998) only gravitons propagate into extra dimensions SM fields live on brane

6  excluded For = 1 TeV one finds:  1st exitation in eV – MeV range Large eXtra Dimensions Hoyle (Washington) Long (Colorado) Chiaverini (Stanford)...  R < 0.18 mm Hoyle (Washington) Long (Colorado) Chiaverini (Stanford)...  R < 0.18 mm

7 SM gauge/matter fields are allowed in bulk Xtra-momentum is conserved KK-tower of massive fields SM gauge/matter fields are allowed in bulk Xtra-momentum is conserved KK-tower of massive fields Dienes, Dudas, Gherghetta, Nucl. Phys. B 537, (1999) 47 Universal eXtra Dimensions

8 The New Scale New fundamental scale At energies first effects occur! This allows us to make predictions beyond the SM which can be tested by experiment and verify /falsify the setting of the model or constrain its parameters. New fundamental scale At energies first effects occur! This allows us to make predictions beyond the SM which can be tested by experiment and verify /falsify the setting of the model or constrain its parameters.

9 „Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.“ ~ Martin Luther King

10 Some References Arkani-Hamed-Dimopoulos-Dvali-model – N.Arkani-Hamed, S.Dimopoulos & G.Dvali, Phys. Lett. B 429, (1998) – I. Antoniadis, N. Arkani-Hamed et al, Phys. Lett. B 436, (1998) – N.Arkani-Hamed, S.Dimopoulos & G.Dvali,Phys. Rev. D 59, , (1999) Randall-Sundrum-model Type I and II – L.Randall & R.Sundrum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, (1999) – L.Randall & R.Sundrum, Phys. Rev. Lett (1999) Universal eXtra Dimensions – A.Delgado, A.Pomarol and M.Quiros, Phys. Rev. D 60, (1999) – T.Appelquist, H.C.Cheng and B.A.Dobrescu, Phys. Rev. D 64, (2001) – K.R.Dienes, E.Dudas and T.Gherghetta, Phys. Lett. B 436, 55 (1998) Arkani-Hamed-Dimopoulos-Dvali-model – N.Arkani-Hamed, S.Dimopoulos & G.Dvali, Phys. Lett. B 429, (1998) – I. Antoniadis, N. Arkani-Hamed et al, Phys. Lett. B 436, (1998) – N.Arkani-Hamed, S.Dimopoulos & G.Dvali,Phys. Rev. D 59, , (1999) Randall-Sundrum-model Type I and II – L.Randall & R.Sundrum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, (1999) – L.Randall & R.Sundrum, Phys. Rev. Lett (1999) Universal eXtra Dimensions – A.Delgado, A.Pomarol and M.Quiros, Phys. Rev. D 60, (1999) – T.Appelquist, H.C.Cheng and B.A.Dobrescu, Phys. Rev. D 64, (2001) – K.R.Dienes, E.Dudas and T.Gherghetta, Phys. Lett. B 436, 55 (1998)

11 Effects The consequences of a lowered scale: KK contributions get important at energies  –real KK production. –virtual KK exchange. Increase of the gravitational strength at distances « R –Deviations from newtons law. –Modification of general relativity allow black holes to be produced at lowered matter densities. The Planck length as minimal length is lowered to –Finite resolution of spacetime! –The uncertainty principle is modified at high energies! The consequences of a lowered scale: KK contributions get important at energies  –real KK production. –virtual KK exchange. Increase of the gravitational strength at distances « R –Deviations from newtons law. –Modification of general relativity allow black holes to be produced at lowered matter densities. The Planck length as minimal length is lowered to –Finite resolution of spacetime! –The uncertainty principle is modified at high energies!

12 Gravitons Coupling of gravitons to standard-model is straightforward with small pertubations: Lagrangian The matter is on our brane: Decomposition of metric in gravitons, vector- and scalar-fields with : Coupling of gravitons to standard-model is straightforward with small pertubations: Lagrangian The matter is on our brane: Decomposition of metric in gravitons, vector- and scalar-fields with :    - Tao Han, J.D.Lykken & Ren-Jie Zhang, Phys. Rev. D59; (1999) - J.L.Hewett, Phys.Rev.Lett. 82; (1999) - G.F.Guidice, R.Rattazzi & J.D.Wells, Nucl. Phys. B544, 3 (1999) - Tao Han, J.D.Lykken & Ren-Jie Zhang, Phys. Rev. D59; (1999) - J.L.Hewett, Phys.Rev.Lett. 82; (1999) - G.F.Guidice, R.Rattazzi & J.D.Wells, Nucl. Phys. B544, 3 (1999)

13 Observation of Gravitons Exitations of gravitons are interpreted on our brane as massive particles Phase-space for energy E given by # of with is this yields: Exitations of gravitons are interpreted on our brane as massive particles Phase-space for energy E given by # of with is this yields:  Energy loss in collisions  Modification of standard-model cross-sections  Energy loss in collisions  Modification of standard-model cross-sections

14 Black Holes Astrophysics: earthmass (  8 x TeV) Colliders: earthmass Astrophysics: earthmass (  8 x TeV) Colliders: earthmass Modification of the gravitational law on distances leads to an increase of the black hole radius Modification of the gravitational law on distances leads to an increase of the black hole radius « R« R

15 Black Hole Cross-section Horizon-radius in 3+ d +1 dimensions for  Partons which get closer than form a horizon ! Estimation for cross-section up to Horizon-radius in 3+ d +1 dimensions for  Partons which get closer than form a horizon ! Estimation for cross-section up to At the LHC partons get so close that they may collaps! Horizon-radius in 3+1 dimensions for

16 Production of Black Holes # Black Holes per year at LHC !!! With CTEQ PDFs:

17 Production of Black Holes # Black Holes per year at LHC !!! Hossenfelder et al: Phys. Rev. D 66 (2002) , Phys. Lett. 548 (2002) 73 Dimopoulos & Landsberg - “Black holes at the LHC'‘... Mocioiu, Nara & Sarcevic - “Hadrons as signature of black hole production at the LHC”... Ringwald - “Collider versus Cosmic Ray Sensitivity to Black Hole Production”... Anchordoqui - “Black holes from cosmic rays”... Giddings - “Black hole production in TeV-scale gravity”... Rizzo, Casadio & Harms – “Black hole evaporation and compact extra dimensions'‘... Argyres, S.Dimopoulos & March-Russell - “Black Holes and Sub-millimeter Dimensions”... Giddings - “Black Holes in the Lab”... etc... etc... # Total arXiv for “TeV + Black +Holes”: 132

18 Evaporation of Black Holes The Evaporation depends on the number of LXDs Hossenfelder et al: Phys. Lett. 548 (2002) 73, J.Phys.G 28 (2002) 1657

19 Big Bang Machine: Will it destroy Earth ? The London Times July 18, 1999 Creation of a black hole on Long Island? A NUCLEAR accelerator designed to replicate theBig Bang is under investigation by international physicists because of fears that it might cause "perturbations of the universe" that could destroy the Earth. One theory even suggests that it could create a black hole. [...] The committee will also consider an alternative, although less likely, possibility that the colliding particles could achieve such a high density that they would form a mini black hole. In space, black holes are believed to generate intense gravita-tional fields that suck in all surrounding matter. The creation of one on Earth could be disastrous. [...] John Nelson, professor of nuclear physics at Birmingham University who is leading the British scientific team at RHIC, said the chances of an accident were infinitesimally small - but Brookhaven had a duty to assess them. "The big question is whether the planet will disappear in the twinkling of an eye. It is astonishingly unlikely that there is any risk - but I could not prove it," he said.

20 In the Twinkling of an Eye Mass gain ratio, high gamma-factor: Mass gain ratio, thermal only: Mass loss:

21 Observation of Black Holes

22 Cutoff in jet-spectrum at masses > additional jets by emitted particles Modification of particle spectra due to evaporation Ionisation by charged holes Missing energy (Relics?) Cutoff in jet-spectrum at masses > additional jets by emitted particles Modification of particle spectra due to evaporation Ionisation by charged holes Missing energy (Relics?) In high energetic collider experiments or UHECRs, resp.:

23 Minimal Length D.J.Gross [hep-th/ ]: „In string theory [...] the probes themselves are not pointlike but rather extended objects, and thus there is another limitation as to how precisely we can measure short distances. As energy is pumped into the string it expands and thus there is an additional uncertainty proportional to the energy.“ D.J.Gross [hep-th/ ]: „In string theory [...] the probes themselves are not pointlike but rather extended objects, and thus there is another limitation as to how precisely we can measure short distances. As energy is pumped into the string it expands and thus there is an additional uncertainty proportional to the energy.“ D.J.Gross, P.F.Mende, Nucl.Phys. B 303, (1988) 407:

24 Including the Minimal Length The minimal length can be modeled by setting with a minimal possible compton wavelength The minimal length can be modeled by setting with a minimal possible compton wavelength

25 Quantize via with expansion this yields: Quantize via with expansion this yields:  We get a generalized uncertainty principle ! Including the Minimal Length

26 Further with the approximation for high energies Further with the approximation for high energies  The momentum measure is exponentially squeezed! Including the Minimal Length

27 Experimental Constraints The modifications factorize and yield the relation: to the Minimal Length  Modification of SM cross-section at high energies, e.g. the minimal length in  Modification of SM cross-section at high energies, e.g. the minimal length in data from LEP2, D. Bourikov et al., LEP2ff/01-02 (2001). data from LEP2, D. Bourikov et al., LEP2ff/01-02 (2001). Hossenfelder et al, Phys. Lett. B 575 (2003) 85-99

28 Running Coupling with Minimal Length Higher dimensional loops 

29 Renormalization of Selfenergy Looking closer, the propagator exhibits complex structures Expansion in series of one-particle-irreducible contributions   Can be summarized in

30 Running Coupling with Minimal Length At one loop order the important graph is Dienes, Dudas, Gherghetta, Nucl. Phys. B 537, (1999) 47 Dienes, Dudas, Gherghetta, Nucl. Phys. B 537, (1999) 47

31 Integral ~

32 Power Series

33 Minimal Length versus Cut-off

34 What else? Black Hole production with minimal length? Violation of Lorentz-covariance? Non-commutative geometries? Real gravitons with minimal length? Graviton loops?... Black Hole production with minimal length? Violation of Lorentz-covariance? Non-commutative geometries? Real gravitons with minimal length? Graviton loops?...  ArXiv:hep-th/

35 ~ Konrad Lorenz "Truth in science can best be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one."

36 Marcus Bleicher, Benjamin Koch, Ulrich Harbach, Sabine Hossenfelder, Stefan Hofmann (Stockholm), Lars Gerland (Tel Aviv), Kerstin Paech, Christoph Rahmede, Jörg Ruppert, Horst Stöcker, Sascha Vogel Marcus Bleicher, Benjamin Koch, Ulrich Harbach, Sabine Hossenfelder, Stefan Hofmann (Stockholm), Lars Gerland (Tel Aviv), Kerstin Paech, Christoph Rahmede, Jörg Ruppert, Horst Stöcker, Sascha Vogel LXD-Group ITP Frankfurt/Germany

37 Summary Simple models like LXD + minimal length dont claim to be a TOE but they provide a useful basis to check out general features of spacetime: – value of new scale – # and size of extra dimensions – existence of a minmal length the model yields predictions for astro+collider and may help to learn about – the general structure of quantum gravity – and the mechanism of unification Simple models like LXD + minimal length dont claim to be a TOE but they provide a useful basis to check out general features of spacetime: – value of new scale – # and size of extra dimensions – existence of a minmal length the model yields predictions for astro+collider and may help to learn about – the general structure of quantum gravity – and the mechanism of unification Soon we might be able to look behind the SM. Sabine Hossenfelder – University Of Arizona – 05/04/04


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