Jul 18 – 22, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

Forecasting dark showers at Belle II

Jul 18, 2022, 2:00 PM
20m
EI8

EI8

Speaker

Elias Bernreuther (Fermilab)

Description

Dark showers from strongly interacting dark sectors that confine at the GeV scale can give rise to novel signatures at electron-positron colliders. In my talk, I will discuss the sensitivity of B factory experiments to dark showers produced through an effective interaction arising from a heavy off-shell mediator. I will show that a prospective search for displaced vertices at Belle II can improve the sensitivity to dark showers substantially compared to existing searches for GeV-scale long-lived particles, promptly produced resonances or single photons. Moreover, I will argue that a search for light long-lived particles at LHCb can resolve the underlying structure of the effective interaction, highlighting the complementarity of LHC and intensity frontier experiments.

Primary author

Elias Bernreuther (Fermilab)

Co-authors

Kai Böse (RWTH Aachen University) Torben Ferber (KIT) Christopher Hearty (University of British Columbia (CA)) Felix Kahlhoefer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Alessandro Morandini (RWTH Aachen University) Kai Schmidt-Hoberg (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)

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