Progress in Physics

LHC’s Lack of Black Holes Rules Out Some Versions of String Theory

the LHC doesn’t seem to be making black holes at all—their decay signature is markedly absent from the data collected so far.

[This is] helping physicists make up their minds about how many dimensions there are in our universe. The lack of black holes at the LHC nullifies some of the wackier versions of string theory which depend on multiple dimensions.

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