Playing hide-and-seek with new physics at the LHC

November 27, 2017
3:00pm to 4:30pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Theoretical Physicists non-specialists
Speaker: 
Juan Antonio Aguilar Saavedra
Institution: 
Granada University
Location&Place: 

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Abstract: 
Among the variety of possible SM extensions, LHC searches pick selected models, often simplified models, and select some new physics signatures to guide the searches. The implicit hope is that with this procedure we cover all the reasonable new physics signatures. But the devil is in the details. I will show some examples of well-motivated models with additional gauge bosons where one might near-miss the new physics signals in current searches. Or where experiments might find apparently contradictory results in searches apparently equivalent. On a more experimental ground, I will discuss the results in diboson resonance searches, where 7 anomalies or so appear at the 3sigma level. This fact suggests that the above discussion and examples may be not only academic, but of relevance for actual experiments.