Boosting new physics searches at ATLAS
James Ferrando
University of Glasgow
Mardi 03/06/2014, 10:30
Bat 141, salle André Berthelot Masque obligatoire , CEA Paris-Saclay

Many theories of new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics predict the production, at the LHC, of heavy new particles that decay to top quarks and/or massive electroweak bosons. When the new particles are very heavy the decay products can be produced with sufficient boost that their decay products overlap within experimental detectors. This provides new challenges for physics analyses that wish to reconstruct such 'boosted' objects. In this seminar I will present studies of boosted object reconstruction techniques performed by the ATLAS collaboration and discuss their application in searches for new heavy resonances.


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