Title

Catfish: A Monte Carlo Simulator for Black Holes at the LHC

Abstract

We present a new Fortran Monte Carlo generator to simulate black hole events at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The generator interfaces to the PYTHIA Monte Carlo fragmentation code. The physics of the BH generator includes, but not limited to, inelasticity effects, exact field emissivities, corrections to semiclassical black hole evaporation and gravitational energy loss at formation. These features are essential to realistically reconstruct the detector response and test different models of black hole formation and decay at the LHC.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

United States. Department of Energy

Comments

This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy contract DEFG05-91ER40622.

Keywords and Phrases

Energy dissipation; Evaporation; Field emission; FORTRAN (programming language); Mathematical models; Monte Carlo methods; Simulators, Black holes; Extra dimensions; Hadron colliders, Stars

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0010-4655

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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