Aug 4 – 8, 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Searches for Vector-Like Quarks at CMS

Aug 6, 2015, 4:30 PM
Vandenberg (Michigan League)


Michigan League

BSM Collider BSM Physics


Robert Stringer (University of Kansas (US))


Vector-Like Quarks (VLQs) appear in many models of new physics. Unlike SM chiral quarks, which only have left-handed charged currents, VLQs have both right and left-handed charged currents while still transforming the same way under SM gauge groups. Searches were performed during the LHC Run I for the VLQ partners of the top and bottom quarks, the T’ and B’. The T’ and B’ are pair-produced and decay to tH and bH, respectively. No VLQs were observed during Run I. The most recent limits for these channels will be presented. A first look at searches for singly and pair produced VLQs in the LHC Run II will also be shown.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Robert Stringer (University of Kansas (US))

Presentation materials