17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Magnetic monopole searches with the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC

19 Jul 2013, 12:45
F1 (KTH Campus)


KTH Campus

Talk presentation Higgs and New Physics Higgs and New Physics


Philippe Mermod (Universite de Geneve (CH))


The magnetic monopole appears in many new physics theories and its existence would explain the quantisation of electric charge. MoEDAL is the latest approved LHC experiment, designed to search directly for monopoles. It has now taken data for the first time. The MoEDAL detectors are based on two complementary techniques: nuclear-track detectors are sensitive to the high-ionisation signature expected from a monopole, and the new magnetic monopole trapper (MMT) relies on the stopping and trapping of monopoles inside an aluminium array which is then analysed with a superconducting magnetometer. Preliminary results obtained with the MoEDAL MMT will be presented, where monopoles with charge above the fundamental unit magnetic charge or mass above 1.5 TeV are probed for the first time at the LHC.

Primary author

Philippe Mermod (Universite de Geneve (CH))

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