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Search for Direct Stop Production Using the Razor Variables with the CMS Experiment at the CERN LHC
thesisposted on 2016-02-16, 00:00 authored by Lucie Gauthier
A search for supersymmetry in the context of direct stop production is presented using the the full 19/fb dataset collected in 2012 by the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider with a center of mass energy of 8 TeV. This analysis makes use of the razor kinematic variables, aimed at formulating searches for new physics as a resonance search, despite the lack of constraints from missing momentum due to new physics particles escaping the detector unseen. In the absence of a signal, upper limits on allowed cross sections are derived, resulting in excluded masses for stops and neutralinos (assumed to be the lightest supersymmetric particle).
Degree GrantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Committee MemberGerber, Cecilia Keung, Wai Yee Varelas, Nikos Nahn, Steve