6-8 April 2009
University of Oxford
Europe/London timezone

Search Strategies for SUSY in Tri-lepton Final States

8 Apr 2009, 11:30
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre (University of Oxford)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

University of Oxford


Oleg Brandt (University of Oxford)


The Large Hadron Collider with its unprecedented centre-of-mass energy will provide a unique opportunity to search for new physics Beyond the Standard Model. In this talk, I will describe search strategies for Supersymmetry in tri-lepton final states with early data of up to 10 inverse femtobarn. Using Monte Carlo simulations and a full ATLAS detector simulation I investigate the discovery potential with this final state for several benchmark points in the minimal Supergravity parameter space. A particular focus will be placed on the difficult scenario where strong interacting supersymmetric particles are very heavy (~ 3 TeV), as in such case the tri-lepton final states are likely to provide the best discovery potential. I will also address possible strategies to determine background contributions relevant for this final state from data.

Primary author

Oleg Brandt (University of Oxford)

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