Sep 25 – 30, 2023
Protea Hotel King George
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Novel probes of dark matter at the LHC

Sep 28, 2023, 10:00 AM
Regency Room (Protea Hotel King George)

Regency Room

Protea Hotel King George


Deepak Kar (University of Witswatersrand)


Historically searches for dark matter (DM) in colliders have focussed on weakly interacting scenarios, where the experimental signature is so-called mono-X, X being a standard model (SM) particle or a jet. However, recent phenomenological work has also suggested novel signatures emanating from strongly interacting scenarios, one of them is termed semi-visible jets (SVJ). In this case, jets are produced interspersed with DM particles, resulting in a signature of missing transverse momentum aligned with one of the jets, which is an experimentally challenging search. In this talk, I will discuss the first ATLAS result, and also cover multiple pioneering studies our group has performed on SVJ, and touch upon future plans.

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