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Special High Energy Physics Seminar

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Lauritsen 248
Search for heavy new resonances decaying to heavy electroweak bosons and upgrade of the Barrel Muon Trigger of the CMS detector at the LHC
Michalis Bachtis, UCLA,

After the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, the priority  of the experiments at CERN's large hadron collider is to search directly for new physics beyond the Standard Model at the highest energies attainable. The current data-taking at  the LHC is at a center of mass energy of 13 TeV, about 1.6 times higher than in 2012, and has been extremely successful with more than twice as many proton collisions already recorded. This opens new frontiers in both energy and intensity enabling searches for heavy new particles with masses of several TeV, more than ten times heavier than the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark.
My group's latest published results on di-boson searches will be presented. In parallel with the LHC Run III (2021-2023), CMS is preparing for detector upgrades towards the High luminosity LHC. My group is working on the upgrade of the Barrel Muon Trigger, a system that performs real time track reconstruction and momentum measurement in the central region of the muon system. I will discuss ideas for real time tracking using modern FPGAs and hardware solutions relevant also to other applications in collider physics and beyond.

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