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Search for Supersymmetry in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with a Photon, Lepton, and Missing Transverse Energy

  • Yutaro Iiyama

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yutaro Iiyama
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  3. Yutaro Iiyama
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    Pages 85-107
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About this book

Introduction

This Ph.D. thesis is a search for physics beyond the standard model (SM) of particle physics, which successfully describes the interactions and properties of all known elementary particles. However, no particle exists in the SM that can account for the dark matter, which makes up about one quarter of the energy-mass content of the universe. Understanding the nature of dark matter is one goal of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The extension of the SM with supersymmetry (SUSY) is considered a promising possibilities to explain dark matter.

The nominated thesis describes a search for SUSY using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. It utilizes a final state consisting of a photon, a lepton, and a large momentum imbalance probing a class of SUSY models that has not yet been studied extensively. The thesis stands out not only due to its content that is explained with clarity but also because the author performed more or less all aspects of the thesis analysis by himself, from data skimming to limit calculations, which is extremely rare, especially nowadays in the large LHC collaborations.

Keywords

missing transverse energy in proton-proton collisions CMS experiment at LHC Dark matter candidates Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) data gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking supersymmetric extension to the standard model

Authors and affiliations

  • Yutaro Iiyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Nuclear ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58661-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58660-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58661-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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