Seminars IFIC

Direct searches for electroweak SUSY at LHC

by Dr. Jeanette Miriam Lorenz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen)

1001-Primera-1-1-1 - Paterna. Seminario (Universe)

1001-Primera-1-1-1 - Paterna. Seminario



Supersymmetry is an appealing extension beyond the Standard Model of particle physics which could provide e.g. a candidate for Dark Matter. Both the ATLAS and the CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, carry out a comprehensive search program, addressing many different signatures that supersymmetric particles could result in. Searches for the supersymmetric partners of the electroweak gauge bosons (charginos and neutralinos) and leptons (sleptons) are particularly challenging due to low cross sections and possibly low-energetic decay products. The increasing data statistics as well as improvements in the technical methods allow to do some of these searches for the first time at the LHC. Recent highlights of these searches will be presented along with the assumptions made in the interpretation of the results. Although these searches have not resulted in a discovery yet, there are many ways in which Supersymmetry could hide, which guide us to new directions in future searches. Some of these future directions will be discussed.

Organized by

Vasiliki Mitsou
Judita Mamuzic