23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Performance of LHC searches with MET for models with compressed spectra

27 Jun 2014, 15:05
20m
Room 6 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 6

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Particle Physics Particle Physics

Speaker

Luca Panizzi (University of Southampton)

Description

Searches for events with Missing Transverse Energy at the LHC are among the most powerful methods for the identification of Dark Matter candidates. For this purpose, selection and kinematic cuts have often been designed assuming that the mass hierarchies between the Dark Matter candidate and strongly-interacting states of the model are large, as it is generally the case in supersymmetric scenarios. However, Dark Matter is also predicted in different model of new physics, such as Universal Extra Dimensions, where physical properties may be different: the Dark Matter candidate may have a different spin and spectra may be compressed, thus affecting the kinematic features of the signal. The performance of experimental searches in testing such different scenarios will be analysed to identify possible yet unexplored regions where signals of Dark Matter may be found.

Primary author

Luca Panizzi (University of Southampton)

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