"Searches for new TeV resonances decaying to electroweak bosons with the CMS detector at the highest LHC energies" by Michalis Bachtis

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

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Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
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Guest Speaker: Michalis Bachtis (University of California, Los Angeles)

Talk Title:  “Searches for new TeV resonances decaying to electroweak bosons with the CMS detector at the highest LHC energies”


After the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, the priority of the experiments at CERN’s large hadron collider is to search directly for new physics beyond the Standard Model at the highest energies attainable. The current data-taking at  the LHC is at a center of mass energy of 13 TeV, about 1.6 times higher than in 2012, and has been extremely successful with twice as many proton collisions already recorded. This opens new frontiers in both energy and intensity enabling searches for heavy new particles with masses of several  TeV, more than ten times heavier than the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark. Meanwhile, precision measurements of Standard Model processes indicate that searching mass scales at least this high is probably required to find new physics. My group’s latest results using the full dataset of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment will be presented along with an overview of my group’s plans for upgrading the capabilities of the CMS detector that are essential to maintain good quality physics output in even higher beam intensities.

For more information, contact Jay Hauser

Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Robijn Bruinsma, Prof. Wesley Campbell, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Jay Hauser, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. HongWen Jiang, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. John Miao, Prof. George Morales, Prof. Pietro Musumeci, Prof. Christoph Niemann, Prof. Rene Ong, Prof. James Rosenzweig, Prof. David Saltzberg, and Prof. Jean Turner.


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