Dark Matter @ LHC 2019 (DM@LHC)

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Walker-Ames (Kane Hall 225)

Walker-Ames

Kane Hall 225

Shih-Chieh Hsu (University of Washington Seattle (US))
Description

The 6th  Dark Matter @ LHC 2019 workshop takes place from August 13th afternoon to 16th, 2019, and covers experimental and theoretical aspects of collider-based searches for dark matter. The goal of the workshop is to bring together the experimental and theory communities, to review the current status and discuss potential avenues into the future. 

Special focus will be given to the complementarity of the results. Questions that we would like to address include: What can the various Beyond the Standard Model searches at the LHC tell us about Dark Matter? What can we learn from the full palette of experimental results from collider and non-collider experiments? How can the searches for Dark Matter evolve in the upcoming years, in the view of the expected experimental upgrades?

In addition, a hands-on and highly interactive parallel session about a common Monte Carlo event generator and analysis framework will be held during the course of the entire workshop.

Previous editions:

Workshop photo album: link

Twitter: #dmlhc2019

Participants
  • Aaron Soffa
  • Adish Pradeep Vartak
  • Alex Schuy
  • Alison Elliot
  • Alvaro Chavarria
  • Anders Kvellestad
  • Andre Frankenthal
  • Anna Goussiou
  • Anni Xiong
  • Antonio Boveia
  • Ben Kilminster
  • Ben Nachman
  • Bithika Jain
  • Brenda Fabela Enriquez
  • Carsten Rott
  • Carter Merrill
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Chad Wells Freer
  • Christian Ohm
  • Christopher Anelli
  • Colin Fallon
  • Cristiano Alpigiani
  • Dan Guest
  • Dipan Sengupta
  • Djuna Croon
  • Dorota Grabowska
  • Douglas Tuckler
  • Elias Bernreuther
  • Etienne Dreyer
  • Federico Leo Redi
  • Felix Cormier
  • Gang Zhang
  • Gilly Elor
  • Gray Rybka
  • Henry Lubatti
  • Huangyu Xiao
  • Jack Collins
  • Jack Lindon
  • Jan Strube
  • Johan Persijn
  • Julia Harz
  • Kate Whalen
  • Kayla McLean
  • Ke Li
  • Kirtimaan Mohan
  • Kristian Hahn
  • Laura Barranco Navarro
  • Laura Jeanty
  • Marcella Bona
  • martina vit
  • Mason Proffitt
  • Matthew Buckley
  • Matthew Thomas Anthony
  • Matthias Danninger
  • Michel Lefebvre
  • Min Zhong
  • Nausheen Shah
  • Nicolas Köhler
  • Nirmal Raj
  • Olga Félix
  • Paolo Branchini
  • Rachel Christine Rosten
  • Rebecca Leane
  • Rocky Kolb
  • Rui Santos
  • Samuel Ross Meehan
  • Satheeshkumar V H
  • Savanna Rae Starko
  • Seyda Ipek
  • Shih-Chieh Hsu
  • Shu-Xiao Liu
  • Simona Murgia
  • Simone Pagan Griso
  • Sonia El Hedri
  • Spencer Chang
  • Sreemanti Chakraborti
  • Stephen Ellis
  • Steven Worm
  • Subhajit Ghosh
  • Sudhir Malik
  • Sylvain Fichet
  • Tien-Tien Yu
  • Tim Tait
  • Trine Poulsen
  • Vatsala Srivastava
  • Vlastimil Libra
  • Wan Jin Yeo
  • Wei Ding
  • Xin Shi
  • Yangyang Cheng
  • Yanxi GU
  • Yue Zhao
  • Yuexiang Zhan
  • Yvonne Ng
  • Zhen Liu
  • Zhenbin Wu
  • Zhongyi Zhang
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The 6th Dark Matter @ LHC 2019 workshop takes place from August 13th afternoon to 16th, 2019, and covers experimental and theoretical aspects of collider-based searches for dark matter. The goal of the workshop is to bring together the experimental and theory communities, to review the current status and discuss potential avenues into the future.
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    • 09:00 12:00
      Tutorials Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Conveners: Samuel Ross Meehan (CERN), Seyda Ipek (University of Washington)
    • 12:00 13:15
      Registration 1h 15m Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

    • 13:15 15:30
      Opening Walker-Ames

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      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Anna Goussiou (University of Washington (US))
      • 13:15
        Introduction 7m
        Speaker: Shih-Chieh Hsu (University of Washington Seattle (US))
      • 13:25
        Ann Nelson: Brilliant Physicist and Advocate of Diversity 15m
        Speaker: Tim M.P. Tait (University of California, Irvine)
      • 13:40
        Theory Overview of Dark Matter Search at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Spencer Chang (University of Oregon)
      • 14:10
        Experiment overview of Dark Matter search at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Adish Pradeep Vartak (CERN)
      • 14:40
        LHC DM Working group report 15m
        Speaker: Tim M.P. Tait (University of California, Irvine)
      • 15:00
        Detector upgrade at Run3 and HL-LHC 20m
        Speaker: Sudhir Malik (University of Puerto Rico (PR))
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break 30m Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

    • 16:00 18:00
      Collider Search I Walker-Ames

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      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Antonio Boveia (Ohio State University)
      • 16:00
        ETmiss + Standard Model particles 20m
        Speaker: Nicolas Köhler (CERN)
      • 16:25
        Dark Matter and Flavor at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Ben Kilminster (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))
      • 16:50
        Improved constraints on a t-channel simplified model of Majorana Dark matter 18m

        An interesting class of models posits that the dark matter is a Majorana
        fermion which interacts with a quark together with a colored scalar mediator. Such a
        theory can be tested in direct detection experiments, through dark matter scattering
        with heavy nuclei, and at the LHC, via jets and missing energy signatures. Motivated
        by the fact that such theories have spin-independent interactions that vanish at tree
        level, we examine them at one loop (along with RGE improvement to resum large
        logs), and find that despite its occurrence at a higher order of perturbation theory,
        the spin-independent scattering searches typically impose the strongest constraints on
        the model parameter space. We further analyze the corresponding LHC constraints
        at one loop and find that it is important to take them into account when interpreting
        the implications of searches for jets plus missing momentum on this class of models,
        thus providing the corresponding complementary information for this class of models.

        Speaker: Kirtimaan Mohan (Michigan State University)
      • 17:12
        Toward Run3: uncovered signatures (TBC) 18m
        Speaker: Matthew Buckley (Rutgers University)
      • 17:35
        [YSF] Search for dark matter, dark energy and other new phenomena in events with an energetic jet and large missing transverse momentum using the Run-2 data from the ATLAS detector 10m

        This talk will report the results of a search for new phenomena in final states with at least one energetic jet and large missing transverse momentum. The search uses $80$ fb$^{−1}$ of $pp$ collision data at $\sqrt{S}=13$ TeV collected in Run-2 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Results are interpreted in the context of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Supersymmetry, Higgs invisible and Large Extra-Dimensions models.

        Speaker: Jack Lindon (University of Birmingham (GB))
      • 17:50
        [YSF] Search for dark matter in third generation quarks in ATLAS 10m

        Discovering dark matter particles and understanding their connection to the Standard Model is one of the greatest quests in particle physics and cosmology today and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) offers a large range of important search channels. The first searches for weakly interacting massive particle dark matter produced in association with top quarks based on the complete dataset at 13 TeV collected by the ATLAS Collaboration are presented. In models with enhanced couplings to third generation quarks or heavy fermions, this production mechanism is the dominant mode at the LHC. A particular focus is given to target signals with a moderate missing transverse energy signature.

        Speaker: Matthew Thomas Anthony (University of Sheffield (GB))
    • 18:00 18:45
      Poster pitch Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Conveners: Samuel Ross Meehan (CERN), Seyda Ipek (University of Washington)
      • 18:00
        Dark matter mediators in the dilepton final state at ATLAS 3m

        The LHC offers the best prospects for direct production of WIMP Dark Matter (DM) and gauge bosons arising from a dark sector beyond the Standard Model (SM). In particular, a neutral Z’{DM} boson mediating DM-SM interactions is a prime target for resonance searches, and its couplings can thereby be constrained within the broad context of mediator-based simplified DM models. In this poster I introduce the Z’{DM} phenomenology in the dilepton final state and present the latest bounds on the relevant simplified models imposed by searches for high mass dilepton resonances with the ATLAS detector.

        Speaker: Etienne Dreyer (Simon Fraser University (CA))
      • 18:03
        Search for dark matter in events with missing transverse momentum and a Z boson with the ATLAS detector 3m

        Abstract: Dark matter models predict the production of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) in proton-proton collisions. Many of these theories are tested at the LHC using the ATLAS detector, in which events are characterised by large missing transverse momentum carried by a dark matter particle-antiparticle pair. These models predict that the dark matter pair may be produced via a new dark matter mediator particle or though an invisible decay of the Higgs boson. This search focuses on events where the hypothesized particles recoil against a Z boson decaying to e+e- or mu+mu-. In this talk an overview of the search will be presented, including the signal models studied, the estimation techniques used to measure Standard Model backgrounds, and the procedure used to set limits on the dark matter particles. Results will be presented using the 2015+2016 dataset of 36.1 fb-1 at 13 TeV centre-of-mass energy.

        Speaker: Kayla McLean (University of Victoria (CA))
      • 18:06
        Low mass dijet resonances search using ISR with ~80fb-1 sqrt(s)=13TeV ATLAS Data 3m

        One of the ways to look for evidence of dark matter (DM) at a collider experiment is through s-channel processes where a DM mediator decays to two quarks. At ATLAS, analyses looking for di-jet resonances are limited to mediator masses above a TeV, due to the high transverse momentum (pT) requirements of jet triggers. However, sub-TeV mass regions can be explored if the resonance is produced with a large relativistic boost provided by an initial state radiation jet. B-tagging the final state can further reduce backgrounds for mediators with democratic decays to all quarks; this final state also allows access to Higgs boson production through gluon-gluon fusion, which at high Higgs pT can be increased to up to 50% by the presence of BSM couplings. This talk will give an overview of the strategy and first results of this kind of study at ATLAS, both for a scalar DM mediator and Higgs interpretations.

        Speaker: Yvonne Ng (University of California Irvine (US))
      • 18:12
        RECAST for Mono-S(bb) with ATLAS 3m

        A RECAST of an existing ATLAS analysis is used to perform a search for dark matter produced in association with a dark Higgs boson decaying to two b-quarks from pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 13 TeV. RECAST is an analysis reinterpretation framework; since analyses are often sensitive to a range of models, RECAST can be used to constrain the plethora of dark matter models without the significant investment required for a new analysis. In this case, the ATLAS Z’-2HDM Mono-H(bb) analysis at 79.8 fb^-1 integrated luminosity is used, due to the Z’-2HDM model’s similar experimental signature to the dark Higgs model.

        Speaker: Alexander Joseph Schuy (University of Washington (US))
      • 18:15
        Search for New Phenomena in Dijet Events using 139 fb−1 of p p collisions at √ s = 13 TeV collected with the ATLAS Detector 3m

        A search for new resonances decaying into two hadronic jets is reported using the entire dataset of proton-proton collisions recorded at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider between 2015 and 2018, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1. The dijet invariant mass distribution is compared to a smoothly-falling background prediction obtained by fitting the data. No significant excess is observed. Excited quarks with masses below 6.7 TeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level. Model-independent limits on Gaussian-shaped signals of various widths in dijet mass distribution are also set.

        Speaker: Trine Poulsen (Lund University (SE))
      • 18:18
        Search for dark matter produced in association with a Higgs boson decaying to a pair of bottom quarks in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the CMS detector 3m

        A search for dark matter produced in association with a Higgs boson decaying to a bottom quark-antiquark pair is performed in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The analyzed data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The signal is characterized by a large missing transverse momentum recoiling against a bottom quark-antiquark system that has a large Lorentz boost. The number of events observed in the data is consistent with the standard model background prediction. Results are interpreted in terms of limits on parameters of various mono-higgs models.

        Speaker: Mr Shu-Xiao Liu (National Central University (TW))
      • 18:21
        New long-lived particle searches at the LHC with FASER: the ForwArd Search ExpeRiment 3m

        Probing the energy frontier with increasingly large particle colliders has culminated at the beginning of the current decade with the discovery of the Higgs boson, the final particle predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. Nevertheless, the energy frontier program has so far failed to find any particles of the dark sector comprising the 95% of the Universe’s energy density not described by the Standard Model. One way to continue making progress with collider experiments is to explore regions of phase space that have so far been inaccessible. Embarking on this endeavor, the ForwArd Search ExpeRiment (FASER) is a new experiment at the LHC that aims to detect long-lived particles that may be produced in the far-forward region, remaining undetectable by current LHC experiments. Such dark sector particle candidates include dark photons, dark Higgs bosons, axion-like particles, heavy neutral leptons, and other light and weakly interacting candidates that would be able to travel through hundreds of meters of concrete and rock before decaying into Standard Model particles. FASER is now an approved experiment with installation set for LHC Long Shutdown 2 and data taking to begin in 2021 at the start of LHC Run 3. Discussed will be the current status of FASER along with its timeline, challenges, and prospects for shedding new light on dark matter.

        Speaker: Aaron Soffa (University of California, Irvine)
      • 18:24
        Dark Matter and Dark Sector with the SHiP experiment at CERN 3m

        The SHiP Collaboration has proposed a general-purpose experimental facility operating in beam dump mode at the CERN SPS accelerator with the aim of searching for light, long-lived exotic particles of Hidden Sector models. The SHiP experiment incorporates a muon shield based on magnetic sweeping and two complementary apparatuses. The detector immediately downstream of the muon shield is optimised both for recoil signatures of light dark matter scattering and for tau neutrino physics, and consists of a spectrometer magnet housing a layered detector system with heavy target plates, emulsion film technology and electronic high precision tracking. The second detector system aims at measuring the visible decays of hidden sector particles to both fully reconstructible final states and to partially reconstructible final states with neutrinos, in a nearly background free environment. The detector consists of a 50 m long decay volume under vacuum followed by a spectrometer and particle identification with a rectangular acceptance of 5 m in width and 10 m in height. Using the high-intensity beam of 400 GeV protons, the experiment is capable of integrating $2\times 10^{20}$ protons in five years, which allows probing dark photons, dark scalars and pseudo-scalars, and heavy neutrinos with GeV-scale masses at sensitivities that exceed those of existing and projected experiments. The sensitivity to heavy neutrinos will allow for the first time to probe, in the mass range between the kaon and the charm meson mass, a coupling range for which baryogenesis and active neutrino masses can be explained. The sensitivity to light dark matter reaches well below the elastic scalar Dark Matter relic density limits in the range from a few $\mbox{MeV/c}^2$ up to $\mbox{200 MeV/c}^2$. Following the review of the Technical Proposal, the CERN SPS Committee recommended in 2016 that the experiment and the beam dump facility studies proceed to a Comprehensive Design Study phase. These studies have resulted in a mature proposal submitted to the European Strategy for Particle Physics Update.

        Speaker: Federico Leo Redi (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (CH))
      • 18:27
        Search for long-lived particles decaying into displaced hadronic jets in the ATLAS Calorimeter 3m

        Based on a benchmark Hidden Sector model, this analysis explores the possibility of new physics being present at the LHC through long-lived particles. Given that the lifetime of these particles is mostly unconstrained, this raises the possibility of these particles decaying before they leave ATLAS detector. The specific scenario of two of these long-lived particles decaying to standard model particles in the ATLAS calorimeters is considered, leading to non-standard analysis methods being used to reconstruct this signature. This talk will describe the work that goes into designing complex signature-driven techniques and machine learning algorithms to take advantage of this promising signature, and a search for these long-lived particles at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV, using either 10.8 $fb^{-1}$ or 33.0 $fb^{-1}$ of data depending on trigger, at the ATLAS experiment will be discussed.

        Speaker: Felix Cormier (University of British Columbia (CA))
      • 18:30
        Search for supersymmetry with a compressed mass spectrum in the vector boson fusion topology with 1-lepton and 0-lepton final states 3m

        In R-parity conserving supersymmetric extensions of the standard model, the lightest neutralino $\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{0}$, which is also the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP), plays the role of the canonical dark matter particle candidate. The traditional $\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{0}$ searches using Drell-Yan processes suffer in the compressed spectrum scenarios, where the LSP mass is only slightly less than the masses of other charginos and neutralinos. Therefore, new experimental techniques are needed in order to facilitate the detection of missing $\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{0}$ momentum in the event and the identification of the soft decay products characterizing these scenarios. In this talk, we present a summary of the search for chargino ($\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{\pm}$) - neutralino ($\tilde{\chi}_{2}^{0}$) production via pure electroweak vector boson fusion processes using data from $pp$ collisions at = 13 TeV collected in 2016 with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The final states considered consist of one or zero leptons, large missing transverse momentum, and two jets with a large separation in rapidity. The observed dijet invariant mass and lepton-neutrino transverse mass distributions are consistent with the standard model predictions. Upper limits on the cross section for chargino $\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{\pm}$ and neutralino $\tilde{\chi}_{2}^{0}$ production associated with two jets are set. In the compressed mass spectra scenario, where 1 (30) GeV, gaugino masses up to 112 (215) GeV for the mass-degenerate particles $\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{\pm}$ and $\tilde{\chi}_{2}^{0}$ are excluded at 95\% CL. This analysis obtains the most stringent limits to date on the production of chargino and neutralinos in the compressed mass spectrum scenarios with 1 $\leq \Delta m <$ 3 GeV and 25 $\leq \Delta m <$ 50 GeV, where $\Delta m \equiv m(\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{\pm}) - m(\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{0})$.

        Speaker: Brenda Fabela Enriquez (Vanderbilt University (US))
      • 18:33
        Understanding backgrounds of ultra long-lived particle searches with the MATHUSLA test stand 3m

        Long-lived particles (LLPs) are a feature of many theories beyond the Standard Model and would be generically produced in exotic decays of the Higgs boson. No known search strategy with current experiments will be able to observe the decay of neutral LLPs with masses above $\sim 1\ \mathrm{GeV}$ at lifetimes near the upper limit of $c\tau \sim 10^7\ \mathrm{m}$ set by effects on Big Bang nucleosynthesis. The proposed MATHUSLA experiment would search for these ultra long-lived particles by implementing existing technology into a new detector at ground level above one of the interaction points of the LHC by the start of high luminosity runs in 2026. A small-scale MATHUSLA test stand was installed on the surface above the ATLAS detector during part of its operation in 2017 and 2018. We describe this test stand, designed to study the background rates of downward-going muons originating from cosmic rays and upward-going muons created in LHC $pp$ collisions, as well as the ability of tracking to distinguish between these two sources, and present the initial results.

        Speaker: Mason Proffitt (University of Washington (US))
      • 18:36
        SUSY with a light Dirac bino: B meson baryogenesis & sneutrino asymmetric DM 3m

        CP violation has been observed in neutral meson oscillations, which may explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. We found that a supersymmetric theory with an unbroken U(1)R symmetry and Dirac gauginos can accommodate baryogenesis and asymmetric sneutrino dark matter production via B meson oscillations. This model can be tested via semileptonic asymmetries of B mesons, Flavor violation, exotic B decays, and decay of long-lived particles.

        Speakers: Ann Nelson (University of Washington), Gilly Elor, Huangyu Xiao (University of Washington (US))
    • 19:00 21:00
      Poster & Reception 2h Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m Walker-Ames

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      Kane Hall 225

    • 12:35 12:40
      Group photo 5m Walker-Ames

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      Kane Hall 225

    • 14:00 15:30
      Collider Search: Higgs and SUSY Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Simone Pagan Griso (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))
      • 14:00
        DM theory in Higgs and SUSY sector 20m
        Speaker: Dr Nausheen Shah (Wayne State University)
      • 14:25
        Invisible Higgs search at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Alison Elliot (Queen Mary University of London (GB))
      • 14:50
        Dark Matter SUSY search at the LHC (prompt signatures) 20m
        Speaker: Zhenbin Wu (University of Illinois at Chicago (US))
      • 15:15
        [YSF] Search for the compressed SUSY in stau-neutralino coannihilation region with a soft tau lepton and ISR jets 10m

        A search for compressed supersymmetry in the stau-neutralino ($\tilde{\tau}\tilde{\chi}^{0}_{1}$) coannihilation region is presented. The search targets final states with exactly one low-energy (``soft'') hadronically-decaying $\tau$ lepton and large missing transverse momentum ($\vec{E}^{miss}_{T}$) due to the natural kinematic boost from a high transverse momentum jet from initial state radiation (ISR). The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 77.2 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV collected with CMS detector at the CERN LHC in 2016 and 2017. The distribution of the transverse mass between the $\tau_{h}$ and the $\vec{E}^{miss}_{T}$ is found to be consistent with the standard model predictions. Upper limits are set on the cross section for chargino ($\tilde{\chi}^{\pm}_{1}$) and neutralino ($\tilde\chi^{0}_{2}$) production with an associated ISR jet. For a compressed mass spectrum scenario in which the mass difference between the $\tilde{\chi}^{0}_{1}$ and the $\tilde{\chi}^{\pm}_{1}$ is 50 GeV, an upper limit of 290 GeV is set on the mass of the $\tilde\chi^{\pm}_{1}$, which exceeds the sensitivity obtained by other $\tilde{\tau}$ searches to date. Finally, the results are also interpreted considering direct production of $\tilde{\tau}$ pairs with associated ISR jets.

        Speaker: Savanna Rae Starko (Vanderbilt University (US))
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break 30m Walker-Ames

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      Kane Hall 225

    • 16:00 17:50
      Collider Search II: mediators Walker-Ames

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      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Kristian Hahn (Northwestern University (US))
      • 16:25
        [YSF] Search for low-mass resonances decaying into two jets and produced in association with a photon with ATLAS 10m

        Many models predict new particles with sizeable couplings to quarks and gluons. A search is performed for localised excesses in dijet mass distributions of low-dijet-mass events produced in association with a high transverse energy photon. The search uses up to 79.8 fb-1 of LHC proton–proton collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV during 2015–2017. Two variants are presented: one which makes no jet flavour requirements and one which requires both jets to be tagged as b-jets. The observed mass distributions are consistent with multi-jet processes in the Standard Model. The data are used to set upper limits on the production cross-section for a benchmark Z’ model and, separately, on generic Gaussian-shape contributions to the mass distributions, extending the current ATLAS constraints on dijet resonances to the mass range between 225 and 1100 GeV.

        Speaker: Gang Zhang (Tsinghua University (CN))
      • 16:40
        [YSF] Cosmology and LHC phenomenology of simplified SIMP models 10m

        I will discuss the cosmology and LHC phenomenology of a consistent, strongly interacting dark sector coupled to Standard Model particles through a Z' mediator. I will lay out the requirements for the model to be cosmologically viable, consider the dominant freeze-out processes, and discuss bounds from direct detection. Using this consistent SIMP sector, I will then focus on the sensitivity of LHC searches to semi-visible jets originating from dark showers. This includes recasting existing searches and investigating proposed dedicated analyses. I will also argue that displaced decays are a generic feature of viable SIMP models.

        Speaker: Elias Bernreuther (RWTH Aachen University)
      • 16:55
        [YSF] The unexplored landscape of two-body resonances 10m

        We propose a strategy for searching for theoretically-unanticipated new physics. Searches for resonances decaying into pairs of visible particles are experimentally very powerful due to the localized mass peaks and have a rich history of discovery. Yet, due to a focus on subsets of theoretically-motivated models, the landscape of such resonances is far from thoroughly explored. We survey the existing set of searches, identify untapped experimental opportunities and discuss the theoretical constraints on models which would generate such resonances.The landscape could provide insight on the future of Dark matter mediator search strategies. arXiv:1610.09392

        Speaker: Yvonne Ng (University of California Irvine (US))
      • 17:10
        [YSF] Search for inelastic dark matter with the CMS detector 10m

        Searches for dark matter at the LHC have largely focused on Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). But what if instead of just one type of dark matter particle, there exists a richer dark sector hidden from ordinary view? This opens up a whole new paradigm for dark matter searches, allowing us to focus not only on the coupling between dark matter and the Standard Model, but also on the interactions between dark matter constituents themselves. The LHC is in a unique position to investigate such a rich dark sector which is otherwise difficult to probe with direct and indirect detection techniques. In this talk, I will describe a new, ongoing search for dark matter with the CMS detector, using Inelastic Dark Matter (iDM) predictions as a guide. The iDM model offers a unique and striking long-lived final-state signature at the LHC, which can be exploited to access a significant fraction of unexplored dark matter parameter space. I will review the iDM model, describe the main features of the expected signature, and discuss the ongoing efforts at CMS to look for this signal.

        Speaker: Andre Frankenthal (Cornell University)
      • 17:25
        [YSF] Searching for Dark Matter with Semi-Visible Jets at CMS 10m

        Most theories that predict dark matter production at colliders rely on weakly coupled dark matter and the existence of WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles; however, there can be dark matter signatures in colliders that emerge from strongly coupled dark matter. These signatures are varied, ranging from emerging jets to Stealth Dark Matter. Another possible signature is semi-visible jets. These occur if the dark sector is comprised of a strong-like structure with dark hadrons made up of dark quarks. Once produced, a heavy dark quark would then hadronize into stable dark "pions", which leave the detector as dark matter, and unstable dark hadrons that shower and appear as SM hadronic showers. Since the true jet is made up of visible SM quarks and missing transverse energy closely aligned with the shower, the jet is called semi-visible. This presentation will discuss a Hidden Valley theory that results in such a signature, as well as a work-in-progress analysis by members of the CMS Collaboration trying to find this signature.

        Speaker: Colin Fallon (University of Rochester (US))
    • 09:00 10:30
      From Models to Signatures Walker-Ames

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      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Sonia El Hedri (LLR, Ecole Polytechnique)
      • 09:00
        State-of-the-art calculations of the dark matter abundance 18m
        Speaker: Dr Julia Harz (ILP / LPTHE Paris)
      • 09:25
        [YSF] Constraints on $U(1)_{l_\mu-l_\tau}$ from LHC Data 10m

        In this study, we apply LHC data to constrain the extension of the Standard Model by an anomaly-free $U(1)_{l_\mu-l_\tau}$ gauge group; this model contains a new gauge boson ($Z′$) and a scalar dark matter particle ($\phi_{DM}$). We recast a large number of LHC analyses from ATLAS and CMS of multi-lepton final states. We find that for 10 GeV < $m_{Z′}$ < 60 GeV the strongest constraint comes from a dedicated $Z′$ search in the $4\mu$ final state by the CMS collaboration; for larger $Z′$ masses, searches for final states with three leptons plus missing $E_T$ are more sensitive. Searches for final states with two leptons and missing $E_T$, which are sensitive to $Z′$ decays into dark matter particles, can only probe regions of parameter space that are excluded by searches in the 3 and 4 lepton channels. The combination of LHC data excludes values of $Z′$ mass and coupling constant that can explain the deficit in $g_\mu−2$ for 4 GeV < $m_{Z′}$ < 500 GeV. However, for much of this range the LHC bound is weaker than the bound that can be derived from searches for trident events in neutrino-nucleus scattering. Therefore, we are trying some optimizations for the event selection based on Machine Learning algorithms, especially XGBoost.

        Speaker: Mr Zhongyi Zhang (Bonn University)
      • 09:40
        Collider signatures of minimal freeze-in models 18m

        We propose simple freeze-in models where the observed dark matter abundance is explained via the decay of an electrically charged and/or coloured parent particle into Feebly Interacting Massive Particles (FIMP). The parent particle is long-lived and yields a wide variety of LHC signatures depending on its lifetime and quantum numbers. We assess the current constraints and future high luminosity reach of these scenarios at the LHC from searches for heavy stable charged particles, disappearing tracks, displaced vertices and displaced leptons. We show that the LHC constitutes a powerful probe of freeze-in dark matter and can further provide interesting insights on the validity of vanilla baryogenesis and leptogenesis scenarios.

        Speaker: dipan sengupta
      • 10:05
        The warped dark sector 18m

        Five-dimensional braneworld constructions in anti-de Sitter space naturally lead to dark sector
        scenarios in which parts of the dark sector vanish at high 4d momentum or temperature. In the
        language of modified gravity, such feature implies a new mechanism for hiding light scalars, as well
        as the possibility of UV-completing chameleon-like effective theories. In the language of dark matter
        phenomenology, the high-energy behaviour of the mediator sector changes dark matter observational
        complementarity. A multitude of signatures—including exotic ones—are present from laboratory
        to cosmologic scales, including long-range forces with non-integer behaviour, periodic signals at
        colliders, “soft bombs” events well-known from conformal theories, as well as a dark phase transition
        and a typically small amount of dark radiation.

        Ref: https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.02199

        Speaker: Dr sylvain fichet
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

    • 11:00 12:30
      Interpretations and ML Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Ben Nachman (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))
      • 11:00
        Dark Matter interpretation with global fitting 17m
        Speaker: Anders Kvellestad (Imperial College London)
      • 11:22
        Exploring light Supersymmetry with GAMBIT 17m

        I will summarize recent studies by the GAMBIT Collaboration in which we investigated the combined collider constraints on the chargino and neutralino sector of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. Through a large fit using GAMBIT we found that current ATLAS and CMS results with 36\,fb$^{-1}$ of 13\,TeV LHC collision data do not provide a general constraint on the lightest neutralino and chargino masses. Further, we found that a pattern of excesses in some of the LHC analyses can be fit in a subset of the model parameter space. In addition, I will discuss recent extensions to this work including fits to NMSSM models and models with gravitino Dark Matter candidates.

        Speaker: Matthias Danninger (University of British Columbia (CA))
      • 11:45
        Machine Learning in particle theory 17m
        Speaker: Jack Collins (Cavendish Lab., Dept. of Physics-University of Cambridge)
      • 12:07
        Machine Learning in particle experiments 17m
        Speaker: Dan Guest (University of California Irvine (US))
    • 13:45 15:40
      Long-lived particles Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Laura Jeanty (University of Oregon (US))
      • 13:50
        Probing dark sectors with enhanced long-lived particles at the LHC 20m

        Long-lived particles provide a unique probe for dark sectors. The searches for such signatures are challenging at the LHC. In comparison with the light Standard Model particles, the decay
        products of massive LLPs arrive at detectors with time delay around the nanosecond scale. We propose new strategies to take advantage of this time delay by using initial state radiation jets to timestamp the collision event and subsequently require at least one LLP to decay within the detector volume. This search strategy can be effective for a broad range of models.

        Speaker: Zhen Liu (U of Maryland)
      • 14:15
        Direct LLP searches at the LHC 17m
        Speaker: Rachel Christine Rosten (The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) (ES))
      • 14:40
        Indirect LLP searches at the LHC 17m
        Speaker: Martina Vit (Ghent University (BE))
      • 15:05
        New experiment proposals 17m
        Speaker: Cristiano Alpigiani (University of Washington, Seattle)
    • 15:40 16:00
      Coffee break 20m Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

    • 16:00 17:40
      Flavor & Dark sector Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Jan Fridolf Strube (PNNL)
      • 16:00
        Dark Sectors at Direct Detection Experiments 20m
        Speakers: Tien-Tien Yu (University of Oregon (US)), Tien-Tien Yu
      • 16:25
        Dark Photon at the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Yangyang Cheng (Cornell University (US))
      • 16:45
        Dark Sector search at the LHCb 15m
        Speaker: Federico Leo Redi (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (CH))
      • 17:05
        Dark Sector search at Belle II and BaBar 15m
        Speaker: Paolo Branchini (Universita e INFN Roma Tre (IT))
      • 17:25
        Search for BNV and LNV at BESIII 15m

        The observed matter-antimatter asymmetry in universe poses a serious challenge to our understanding of nature. BNV decay has been used in experiments to study this large scale fact. BESIII searches for BNV and LNV processes with the world largest J/psi data sets directly produced in e+e- collision. The BNV/LNV channel J/psi -> Lambda_c+ e- +c.c. is analyzed, no signal event is observed. The upper limit for the branching fraction is set to be 6.910^-8 at 90% C.L., which is still much larger than the SM estimation. The Majorana neutrino is searched in LNV decays D-> (K-pi-/Kspi-/K-pi0) e+e+, no significant signal is observed, the upper limits of the branching fractions are set to be 2.710^-6, 3.310^-6 and 8.510^-6 at 90% C.L., respectively. The Majorana neutrino is also looked for with different mass assumption, ranging from 0.25 to 1.0 GeV/c2, in the decays D0 -> K-e+nu_N(pi-e+) and D+->Kse+nu_N(pi-e+), and the upper limits of the branching fractions are extracted to be at the level of 10^-7 to 10^-6 at 90% C.L..

        Speaker: Ke Li (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))
    • 19:00 20:00
      DM & LLP informal discussion Ivar's acres of clams

      Ivar's acres of clams

    • 19:00 20:00
      Dinner Reception 1h Ivar's Acres of Clams

      Ivar's Acres of Clams

    • 20:00 22:00
      Dinner Banquet 2h Ivar's acres of clams

      Ivar's acres of clams

      1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
    • 09:00 10:23
      Innovative Ideas Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Gilly Elor
      • 09:00
        Gravitational Wave, Multimessenger Physics and DM 17m
        Speaker: Dr Djuna Croon (TRIUMF)
      • 09:22
        Dark Blobs, Nuggets and Quark Nuggets -- Exponentially Large Composite Dark Matter 17m
        Speaker: Dr Dorota Grabowska (University of California, Berkeley)
      • 09:44
        Dark Photon Search in LIGO 17m
        Speaker: Yue Zhao (University of Utah)
      • 10:06
        Dark Neutrino interactions
 phase out Hubble tension
 (.. also make Gravitational Waves Blue) 17m

        New interactions of neutrinos can stop them from free streaming in the early Universe even after the weak decoupling epoch. This results in the enhancement of the primordial gravitational wave amplitude on small scales compared to the standard $\Lambda$CDM prediction. We calculate the effect of dark matter neutrino interactions in CMB tensor B-modes spectrum. We show that the effect of new neutrino interactions generates a scale or $\ell$ dependent imprint in the CMB B-modes power spectrum at $\ell \geq 100 $. In the event that primordial B-modes are detected by future experiments, a departure from scale invariance, with a blue spectrum, may not necessarily mean failure of simple inflationary models but instead may be a sign of non-standard interactions of relativistic particles. Dark matter - neutrino interaction models also have interesting collider signatures. So, in future CMB - B mode can act as a probe of non-standard neutrino interactions and complement collider searches of new physics models.

        Speaker: Mr Subhajit Ghosh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR))
    • 10:23 10:30
      Award 7m Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

    • 11:00 13:00
      Outlook Walker-Ames

      Walker-Ames

      Kane Hall 225

      Convener: Steven Worm (University of Birmingham)