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CHARYBDIS: a black hole event generator

Harris, C.M.; Richardson, P.; Webber, B.R.


C.M. Harris

B.R. Webber


CHARYBDIS is an event generator which simulates the production and decay of miniature black holes at hadronic colliders as might be possible in certain extra dimension models. It interfaces via the Les Houches accord to general purpose Monte Carlo programs like HERWIG and PYTHIA which then perform the parton evolution and hadronization. The event generator includes the extra-dimensional `grey-body' effects as well as the change in the temperature of the black hole as the decay progresses. Various options for modelling the Planck-scale terminal decay are provided.


Harris, C., Richardson, P., & Webber, B. (2003). CHARYBDIS: a black hole event generator. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2003(08),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2003
Deposit Date May 8, 2008
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2003
Issue 08
Keywords Beyond standard model, Extra large dimensions, Hadronic colliders, Black holes.
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