Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar Winter Quarter

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:00pm
Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar

Michalis Bachtis, UCLA 

"Recent results from the TeV di-boson resonance search in CMS"

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. Our latest published results using the 2016 dataset of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment will be presented.

Alexander Levine, UCLA 


Abstract forthcoming

PAB 4-330