Searches for new physics at the Tevatron

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The Tevatron collider has provided the CDF and D0 experiences with large datasets as input to a rich program of searches for physics beyond the standard model. The results presented here are a partial survey of recent searches conducted by the two collaborations using up to 6 fb{sup -1} of data. The standard model (SM) of particles, despite its remarkable description of experimental data at the elementary particle level, has some deficiencies to explain what is observed in the universe: lack of anti-matter, existence of dark matter, etc. Working at the energy frontier, as was the case at the Tevatron ... continued below

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Jaffre, Michel May 1, 2011.

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The Tevatron collider has provided the CDF and D0 experiences with large datasets as input to a rich program of searches for physics beyond the standard model. The results presented here are a partial survey of recent searches conducted by the two collaborations using up to 6 fb{sup -1} of data. The standard model (SM) of particles, despite its remarkable description of experimental data at the elementary particle level, has some deficiencies to explain what is observed in the universe: lack of anti-matter, existence of dark matter, etc. Working at the energy frontier, as was the case at the Tevatron for so many years, gives experimentalists the hope to discover new non-SM particles which would indicate some direction to follow at explaining these SM deficiencies. Over the years, the CDF and D0 experiments have gained experience in the detector responses to all particle types. It allows to look at a large number of different final states searching for deviations from the SM expectations. As the knowledge of detector particle responses becomes more accurate, the complexity of final states can increase. For a given final state signature, the non-observation of deviations from the SM prediction allows to constrain several models at once.

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  • Journal Name: XLVIth Rencontres de Moriond - 2011 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, La Thuile : Italy (2011); Conference: Prepared for 46th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and unified Theories, La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy, 13-20 Mar 2011

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-CONF-11-243-E
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1016217
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc841546

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Jaffre, Michel. Searches for new physics at the Tevatron, article, May 1, 2011; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc841546/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.