LHC Seminar

Investigating the physics of the Dark Sector with CMS

by Jingyu Luo (Brown University (US))

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Modern cosmology provides compelling evidence for gravitationally interacting dark matter in the universe that cannot be explained by the standard model of particle physics. The extraordinary amount of data from the CERN LHC presents a unique opportunity to shed light on the nature of dark matter at unprecedented collision energies. The CMS experiment extensively searches for particles and interactions belonging to a dark sector and for dark-sector mediators. Models with invisible massive particles are probed by searches for signatures of missing transverse momentum recoiling against visible standard model particles. Searches for mediators are also conducted via fully visible final states. The results of these searches are compared with those obtained from direct-detection experiments. Searches for alternative scenarios predicting more complex dark sectors with multiple new particles and new forces are also presented. Many of these models include long-lived particles, which could manifest themselves with striking unconventional signatures with relatively small amounts of background. Searches for such particles are discussed and their impact on dark-sector scenarios is evaluated.

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Tancredi Carli, Jan Fiete Grosse-Oetringhaus and Michelangelo Mangano

LHC Seminar - 09 July 2024
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Michelangelo Mangano, Tancredi Carli, Caroline Cazenoves, Pascal Pignereau, Jan Fiete Grosse-Oetringhaus
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