Dirty dibosons and hidden structure at the Large Hadron Collider

Dirty dibosons and hidden structure at the Large Hadron Collider
Ayana Arce, Duke University
Date and time: Wed, Apr 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
Refreshments at 3:45pm
Location: ILC S131 - Refreshments in Hasbrouck lobby
Category: Departmental Colloquium
Abstract:
Measurements from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) continue to confirm the validity of a simple model of matter and forces — formulated over four decades ago -- as an excellent description of particle interactions at the smallest observable scales. Nevertheless, this simple Standard Model is known to be incomplete. LHC experiments are now attempting to determine whether the fundamental particles of the Standard Model actually hide more complex structures of matter -- or even of space. To be sensitive to the possible effects of this new physics, LHC experiments have had to look beyond “clean” collision events producing leptons and begin searching among jets, which are a messy consequence of the strong force at the LHC. Can the information hidden in these jets reveal what lies beyond the Standard Model?