Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Seeking Supersymmetry at LHC7

Aug 24, 2010, 2:34 PM
15m
Kl. Hörsaal Mathematik (Bonn)

Kl. Hörsaal Mathematik

Bonn

Nussallee 12

Speaker

Prof. Xerxes Tata (University of Hawaii)

Description

We delineate the SUSY reach for the LHC operating at $\sqrt{s}$=7 TeV, for integrated luminosities ranging from 100~pb$^{-1}$ up to 1~fb$^{-1}$, that is anticipated to be accumulated before its energyupgrade to 14~TeV. Motivated by the quality of the early LHC measurements, we include missing transverse energy in our assessment of the reach, and show that for degenerate squarks and gluinos LHC7, with 1~fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity, would be sensitive to sparticles as heavy as 1.1~TeV. If it turns out that missing transverse energy cannot be reliably determined, then the corresponding reach drops to just under 700 GeV (900 GeV) in the relatively background-free trilepton/same sign dilepton (acollinear di-jet) channels. We also discuss how uncertainties on the data-driven background determination will affect the LHC7 reach.

Primary author

Prof. Xerxes Tata (University of Hawaii)

Co-authors

Mr Andre Lessa (University of Oklahoma) Prof. Howard Baer (University of Oklahoma) Prof. Vernon Barger (University of Wisconsin)

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