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Add to Calendar 2/11/2019 1:00 pm 2/11/2019 America/Chicago Medium and High Energy Physics Seminar: Ana Ovcharova "Searching for New Physics at the LHC" DESCRIPTION:

It is a special time for particle physics. In Run 1, at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), we have discovered the last of the particles predicted by the Standard Model (SM), the Higgs boson. Yet, there are many important questions left: How does gravity fit in? Why do we observe such a large asymmetry between matter and anti-matter? What is dark matter? How to account for neutrino masses? These unresolved questions are piled on top of a general discomfort with aspects of the SM itself, notably the unnaturally low mass of the Higgs boson. In this talk, I will introduce the idea of naturalness as a guiding principle for building theoretical models of new physics and give an example of a set of such models constructed by postulating an additional symmetry of nature, namely Supersymmetry (SUSY). I will then take you on a journey of searching for signs of SUSY with the CMS detector at the LHC. 

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Ana Ovcharova, University of California

464 Loomis

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Medium and High Energy Physics Seminar: Ana Ovcharova "Searching for New Physics at the LHC"

Speaker Ana Ovcharova, University of California
Date: 2/11/2019
Time: 1 p.m.
Location:

464 Loomis

Event Contact: Brandy Shier
bshier@illinois.edu
Sponsor:

Physics

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

It is a special time for particle physics. In Run 1, at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), we have discovered the last of the particles predicted by the Standard Model (SM), the Higgs boson. Yet, there are many important questions left: How does gravity fit in? Why do we observe such a large asymmetry between matter and anti-matter? What is dark matter? How to account for neutrino masses? These unresolved questions are piled on top of a general discomfort with aspects of the SM itself, notably the unnaturally low mass of the Higgs boson. In this talk, I will introduce the idea of naturalness as a guiding principle for building theoretical models of new physics and give an example of a set of such models constructed by postulating an additional symmetry of nature, namely Supersymmetry (SUSY). I will then take you on a journey of searching for signs of SUSY with the CMS detector at the LHC. 

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