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We generalize the semiclassical treatment of graviton radiation to

gravitational scattering at very large energies $\sqrt{s}\gg m_P$ and finite

scattering angles $\Theta_s$, so as to approach the collapse regime of impact

parameters $b \simeq b_c \sim R\equiv 2G\sqrt{s}$. Our basic tool is the

extension of the recently proposed, unified form of radiation to the string-based ACV

reduced-action model and to its resummed-eikonal exchange. By superimposing

that radiation all-over eikonal scattering, we are able to derive the

corresponding (unitary) coherent-state operator. The resulting graviton

spectrum, tuned on the gravitational radius $R$, fully agrees with previous

calculations for small angles $\Theta_s\ll 1$ but, for sizeable angles

$\Theta_s(b)\leq \Theta_c = O(1)$ acquires an exponential cutoff of the

large $\omega R$ region, due to energy conservation, so as to emit a finite

fraction of the total energy. In the approach-to-collapse regime of

$b\to b_c^+$ we find a radiation enhancement due to large tidal forces, so

that the whole energy is radiated off, with a large multiplicity

$\langle N \rangle \sim Gs \gg 1$ and a well-defined frequency cutoff of order $R^{-1}$.

The latter corresponds to the Hawking temperature for a black hole of mass

notably smaller than $\sqrt{s}$.

I shall also show preliminary results for collisions below the critical impact parameter ($b < b_c$) where a classical collapse is expected, but a quantum-mechanical mechanism can avoid or reduce information loss.