4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Constructing an Inclusive Lepton Early Warning System

6 Aug 2015, 17:45
15m
Vandenberg (Michigan League)

Vandenberg

Michigan League

BSM Collider BSM Physics

Speaker

Christopher Willis (Michigan State University (US))

Description

Many beyond the Standard Model Physics scenarios searched for at the LHC predict the existence of new force mediating Gauge Bosons, often termed resonances, such as the Z' and W' Traditionally searches for resonances have relied on the Invariant Mass and Transverse Mass as the discriminating search variables; however, the inclusive lepton pT spectrum offers a unique way to search for both resonances simultaneously in a model independent way, since the signature of a two body decay would appear as a Jacobian Peak over a smooth falling Standard Model background. We describe a system based on this idea, fully tested with 8 TeV Run-I data at various integrated luminosities, and discuss its possible use as an unbiased "early warning system" for future data-taking.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Christopher Willis (Michigan State University (US))

Co-authors

Daniel Hayden (Michigan State University (US)) Raymond Brock (Michigan State University (US)) Wojtek Fedorko (University of British Columbia)

Presentation Materials