Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Comparison of Mass Determination methods at the LHC

Aug 23, 2010, 2:17 PM
15m
Gr. Hörsaal Mathematik (Bonn)

Gr. Hörsaal Mathematik

Bonn

Nussallee 12

Speaker

Dr Tania Robens (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow)

Description

In this talk, I report on the comparison of different mass determination methods for BSM scenarios with heavy initial cascade particles and long subsequent decay chains. For any BSM theory, the underlying particle mass spectrum will be among the first available information on the new physics involved. A multitude of techniques is currently available to determine the masses of new particles in these models from measured data. In our study, different mass determination variables have been applied to a common SUSY event sample, generated including a generic collider detector simulation. I comment on advantages and drawbacks of the methods which were investigated in our analysis.

Primary author

Dr Tania Robens (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow)

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