Measuring Sparticles with the Matrix Element

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We apply the Matrix Element Method (MEM) to mass determination of squark pair production with direct decay to quarks and LSP at the LHC, showing that simultaneous mass determination of squarks and LSP is possible. We furthermore propose methods for inclusion of QCD radiation effects in the MEM. The goal of the LHC at CERN, scheduled to start this year, is to discover new physics through deviations from the Standard Model (SM) predictions. After discovery of deviations from the SM, the next step will be classification of the new physics. An important first goal in this process will be establishing ... continued below

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Alwall, Johan; /SLAC /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.; Freitas, Ayres; U., /Pittsburgh; Mattelaer, Olivier & /INFN, Rome3 /Rome III U. /Louvain U. April 10, 2012.

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We apply the Matrix Element Method (MEM) to mass determination of squark pair production with direct decay to quarks and LSP at the LHC, showing that simultaneous mass determination of squarks and LSP is possible. We furthermore propose methods for inclusion of QCD radiation effects in the MEM. The goal of the LHC at CERN, scheduled to start this year, is to discover new physics through deviations from the Standard Model (SM) predictions. After discovery of deviations from the SM, the next step will be classification of the new physics. An important first goal in this process will be establishing a mass spectrum of the new particles. One of the most challenging scenarios is pair-production of new particles which decay to invisible massive particles, giving missing energy signals. Many methods have been proposed for mass determination in such scenarios (for a recent list of references, see e.g. [1]). In this proceeding, we report the first steps in applying the Matrix Element Method (MEM) in the context of supersymmetric scenarios giving missing energy signals. After a quick review of the MEM, we will focus on squark pair production, a process where other mass determination techniques have difficulties to simultaneously determine the LSP and squark masses. Finally, we will introduce methods to extend the range of validity of the MEM, by taking into account initial state radiation (ISR) in the method.

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  • Journal Name: AIP Conf.Proc.1200:442-445,2010; Conference: 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 09), Boston, Massachusetts, 5-10 Jun 2009

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-14877
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1038423
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Alwall, Johan; /SLAC /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.; Freitas, Ayres; U., /Pittsburgh; Mattelaer, Olivier & /INFN, Rome3 /Rome III U. /Louvain U. Measuring Sparticles with the Matrix Element, article, April 10, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845687/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.