Tuesday, April 26, 2016
4:00 pm

High Energy Physics Seminar

A Path to New Physics Discovery at the LHC
Si Xie, Caltech

The spectacular success of the Higgs boson discovery has further elevated the expectation for new physics at the LHC. However, the biggest challenge in finding new physics is model dependence, which limits the scope and coverage of typical searches. To address this challenge, I will outline a path to discovery through a search program that covers a broad and inclusive range of signatures. A particularly interesting hint in the Higgs to diphoton channel revealed in the LHC Run 1 data will be highlighted, and a path towards confirmation in Run 2 will be presented. Finally, I will discuss how new detector technologies with picosecond timing precision have the potential to enhance the discovery and understanding of new physics at the LHC and future colliders.

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