26-30 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Flavorful leptoquarks at the LHC and beyond: Spin 1

29 Jul 2021, 10:30


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


Ivan Nišandžić (Ruđer Bošković Institute)


Evidence for electron-muon universality violation that has been revealed in $b\to s \ell\ell$ transitions in the observables $R_{K,K^*}$ by the LHCb Collaboration can be explained with spin-1 leptoquarks in $SU(2)_L$ singlet $V_1$ or triplet $V_3$ representations in the ${\cal{O}}(1-10)$ TeV range. We explore the sensitivity of the high luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) and future proton-proton colliders to $V_1$ and $V_3$ in the parameter space connected to $R_{K,K^*}$-data. Future sensitivity projections based on extrapolations of existing ATLAS and CMS searches are worked out. We find that for $\kappa=1$ the mass reach for pair (single) production of $V_1$ can be up to 3 TeV (2.1 TeV) at the HL-LHC and up to 15 TeV (19.9 TeV) at the FCC-hh with $\sqrt{s}=100$ TeV and $20 \,\mbox{ab}^{-1}$. The mass limits and reach for the triplet $V_3$ are similar or higher, depending on flavor. While there is the exciting possibility that leptoquarks addressing the $R_{K,K^*}$-anomalies are observed at the LHC, to fully cover the parameter space $pp$-collisions beyond the LHC-energies are needed.

Collaboration / Activity Ruđer Bošković Institute

Primary authors

Gudrun Hiller (Technische Universität Dortmund) Dennis Loose (Technische Universität Dortmund) Ivan Nišandžić (Ruđer Bošković Institute)

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