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Searching for New Physics with the Large Hadron Collider
September 22, 20162:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Searching for New Physics with the Large Hadron Collider


Indara Suarez (University of California, Santa Barbara)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

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In 2012, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This scientific milestone represents the culmination of a nearly half-century effort that has consistently confirmed, through precision experimental measurements, the correctness of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. However, questions surrounding the mass value of the newly discovered Higgs boson as well as astronomical evidence for dark matter suggest that there are new particles and interactions awaiting discovery. A relatively light partner to the top quark (~ 1TeV) predicted by Supersymmetry could explain the observed value of the Higgs mass as well as have ties to dark matter. I will present the latest results of searches for the supersymmetric partner of the top quark (top-squark) using 12.9 fb-1 of pp collision data at 13 TeV taken with the Compact Muon Solenoid detector this year.

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