Physics at Virginia

Physics models that allow the Standard Model to spread over a larger area often require new particles that attached to quarks and gluons and decay to dijets. The natural width of the resonances in the dijet mass spectrum (mjj) increases with coupling, and may vary from narrow resonance to wide resonance compared to experimental resolution. For example, in a model where DM (Dark Matter) particles are attached to quarks through a "DM Mediator" and the mediator can be decay to a pair of DM particles or a pair of jets and therefore can be observed as a dijet resonance. In this seminar, searches are presented for resonances with mass between 0.6 and 1.8 TeV decaying to dijet final states in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=13 TeV.  The searches are performed with dijets that are reconstructed from calorimeter information in the trigger using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 122 /fb. The dijet mass spectrum is compared to a smooth parameterization of the QCD background and simulations of resonance signals decaying into parton pairs. Upper limits at 95% CL are presented on the production cross section of narrow quark-quark, quark-gluon and gluon-gluon resonances. This seminar also includes the studies on minor and major CMS upgrades such as HGCAL (High-Granularity Calorimeter) MIP (Minimum Ionizing Particle) Calibration Analysis with test-beam data and full ~607 meters of SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) H2 Beamline simulation using Geant4 Beamline for 2018 HGCAL test-beam.

High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
4:00 PM
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