Dr itay Yavin (New-York University)
Searches for new physics by experimental collaborations represent a significant investment in time and resources. Often these searches are sensitive to a broader class of models than they were originally designed to test. It is possible to extend the impact of existing searches through a technique we call 'recasting'. We present RECAST, a framework designed to facilitate the usage of this technique.
We discuss the general concept of the framework, as well as recent work done on its implementation. The framework consists of the front-end, the back-end, and the supporting APIs each of which is separately discussed and explained.