Black Holes as Particle Detectors
ScienceDaily (June 18, 2012) — Finding new particles usually requires high energies — that is why huge accelerators have been built, which can accelerate particles to almost the speed of light. But there are other creative ways of finding new particles: At the Vienna University of Technology, scientists presented a method to prove the existence of hypothetical “axions.” These axions could accumulate around a black hole and extract energy from it. This process could emit gravity waves, which could then be measured.
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Black Holes as Particle Detectors

ScienceDaily (June 18, 2012) — Finding new particles usually requires high energies — that is why huge accelerators have been built, which can accelerate particles to almost the speed of light. But there are other creative ways of finding new particles: At the Vienna University of Technology, scientists presented a method to prove the existence of hypothetical “axions.” These axions could accumulate around a black hole and extract energy from it. This process could emit gravity waves, which could then be measured.

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