Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Europe/Berlin timezone

Impact of squark generation mixing on the search for superpartners at the LHC

Aug 26, 2010, 3:25 PM
Kl. Hörsaal Mathematik (Bonn)

Kl. Hörsaal Mathematik


Nussallee 12


Dr Björn Herrmann (DESY)


In supersymmetric models that are embedded in grand unified theories, new sources of flavour violation may appear, beyond the hypothesis of minimal flavour violation where all flavour-changing interactions are related to the CKM-matrix. The corresponding new flavour mixing terms at the electroweak scale can induce interesting signatures at colliders. I will focus on non-minimal flavour violation in the squark sector of the MSSM. After discussing the model, I will discuss its influence on the mass spectrum and flavour decomposition of squarks. I will finally show examples of collider signatures that might allow to test the hypothesis of minimal flavour violation.

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