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Looking for Supersymmetry in New Places
May 3, 20181:15 pm – 2:15 pm (CDT)

Looking for Supersymmetry in New Places


Valentina Dutta (CERN)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

Despite a rigorous program of searches for supersymmetry (SUSY) at the LHC, no evidence for the existence of SUSY particles has been seen thus far. The existing constraints from LHC data motivate us to now address more difficult topologies and signatures. As an example, I will discuss a challenging search for the supersymmetric partner of the tau lepton (the tau slepton or stau) at CMS. In some scenarios, staus could be the key to explaining the dark matter relic density, which makes this search particularly intriguing. I will present the latest results of the CMS stau search based on Run 2 data, and indicate the future prospects for this search.

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