26-30 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Results and future plans of the MoEDAL experiment

29 Jul 2021, 09:30


Parallel session talk Searches for New Physics T10: Searches for New Physics


Dr Vasiliki Mitsou (IFIC - CSIC / Valencia Univ.)


The unprecedented collision energy of the LHC has opened up a new discovery frontier. Unfortunately, signs of new physics have yet to be seen. The LHC's first dedicated search experiment, MoEDAL, started data taking for LHC's Run-2. MoEDAL is designed to search highly ionising particle avatars of new physics using p-p and heavy-ion collisions at the LHC. The planned upgrade for MoEDAL at Run-3 - the MAPP detector ( MoEDAL Apparatus for Penetrating Particles) - will extend MoEDAL's physics reach to include feebly interacting and long lived messengers of physics beyond the Standard Model. This will allow us to explore a number of models of new physics, including dark sector models, in a complementary way to that of conventional LHC collider detectors. Further to this, a possible astroparticle extension to MoEDAL, called Cosmic-MoEDAL, will allow the search for magnetic monopoles to be continued from the TeV scale to the GUT scale. The presentation focuses on recent results and plans for the LHC Run 3.

Collaboration / Activity MoEDAL

Primary author

Dr Vasiliki Mitsou (IFIC - CSIC / Valencia Univ.)

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