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High Energy Physics Seminar

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am
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Off the Beaten Track: Long-Lived Particles at the LHC
Tova Holmes, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,

The LHC has reached a new era: nearly a decade without any large jumps in energy or luminosity. For those interested in finding Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) physics, a paradigm shift is required. In my talk I'll discuss a search program looking for long-lived particles, which often escape detection from standard BSM searches, due to the difficulty of triggering on and reconstructing their unconventional signatures. These challenges result in a long-lived particle landscape full of unexcluded territory, opening up opportunities to find TeV-scale Supersymmetry, hidden sectors, right-handed neutrinos, and more. My talk will focus on the challenge of triggering in these searches, and how we can expand our capability to explore these new signatures.

Please use this ZOOM link for the seminar: https://caltech.zoom.us/j/6661096278

For more information, please contact Nan Lu by email at nanlu@caltech.edi or visit http://www.theory.caltech.edu/seminars/high-energy-physics-seminars.