July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
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Search for supersymmetry in events with tau leptons with the CMS experiment

Aug 1, 2019, 2:54 PM
Shillman 335 (Northeastern University)

Shillman 335

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Beyond Standard Model Physics Beyond Standard Model


Valentina Dutta (Univ. of California Santa Barbara (US))


We present the results of searches for supersymmetry in final states with tau leptons using data collected by the CMS experiment corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 137 /fb. A variety of supersymmetric scenarios in which tau sleptons may be produced are considered, targeting scenarios in which tau sleptons could be amongst the lightest supersymmetric particles. These searches are particularly intriguing in the light of tau slepton-neutralino coannihilation models that could explain the observed dark matter relic density. Deep learning is used in some cases to enhance the performance of algorithms used to identify hadronic tau decays.

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Valentina Dutta (Univ. of California Santa Barbara (US))

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