extra dimensions

If you thought the discovery of the Higgs Boson was monumental, then brace yourself. The large Hadron Collider (LHC) may have stumbled upon something much bigger than that. According to a paper in the Physics Letter B, the large Hadron Collider could detect mini black holes. If this is true, it could mean more than just a black hole discovery.

Many Worlds Hypothesis

Discovery of mini black holes could suggest infinite worlds, both large and small! It could also explain the mystery of dark matter as well. The energy it would take, however, depends upon the number of dimensions the universe has. If the universe has 4 dimensions, mini black holes would need a magnitude way beyond the capacity of the LHC.

Just Philosophy

Professor Mir Faizal from the University of Waterloo says that the idea is not a theory, but only an idea in philosophy. The professor relates his beliefs to Phys.org:

This “theory” cannot be tested because it is based on the Many Worlds version of Quantum mechanics. That is why is cannot be purely scientific.”

Professor Mir Faizal went on to say,

The only way to test the theory of “infinite worlds” is to examine universes within extra dimensions.



This new thought is derived from the fact that our gravity can flow into other dimensions. When this occurs, mini black holes are detected with the LHC.

The String Theory

The string theory suggests that there are 10 dimensions in the universe. Out of these dimensions, 6 are concealed from view. The fascinating aspect about this theory is that there is only a small amount of energy required to sustain this number of black holes.  If this is true, they should have been detected in previous LHC experiments, but they were not.

With this being said, no detection indicates no string theory, right? Wrong, according to Faizal. Arguments proposed that instruments used to find black holes in a 10-dimensional universe do not take quantum deformation of space-time and slight changes in gravity into consideration.

Getting Closer

This leads to the next question. Does quantum deformation really exist? If publications are correct, black holes will have energy levels smaller than in a 4-dimensional universe. They will also be twice as large as those detected so far. The LHC can reach up to 14 TeV but has only reached 5.3 TeV so far. Mini black holes are said to be located at 11 TeV. When the LHC has reached its full potential, we should find the elusive black holes.

If the string theory is real, then physics will be changed forever. Parallel universes, extra dimensions and the micro scale deformation of space-time would be just the beginning! At the right energy levels, we may even locate Gravity’s Rainbow. As the science continues to study this and other dimensional theories, they are prepared to consider flaws if the ideas fall through. Until proven false, these theories will continue to engage our imaginations – no limits and if it can exist, it probably does!



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Sherrie is a freelance writer and artist with over 10 years of experience. She spends most of her time giving life to the renegade thoughts. As the words erupt and form new life, she knows that she is yet again free from the nagging persistence of her muse. She is a mother of three and a lifetime fan of the thought-provoking and questionable aspects of the universe.