Continue reading “Recasting new physics searches at the LHC”

Hi again! So, this time I’m going to tell you about two ideas which are fairly new to me but nonetheless interesting (and, I think, closely related): General searches for new phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and Black Swan events. Continue reading “General Searches and Black Swans at the LHC”

(By Tommaso Dorigo)

The excitement over the 750 GeV would-be resonance could not be higher these days, with 1) accelerator scientists at the LHC producing collisions in the core of the CMS and ATLAS detectors, 2) theorists producing more and more interpretations of the physics scenarios about to open up, and 3) experimentalists getting ready to jump at the data.

The evidence of #1 is of public domain. As a proof of #2 above, below please find a graph Continue reading “What Will Happen Next”

While the flurry of theoretical speculations on the 750 GeV bump spotted by ATLAS and CMS in their 13-TeV diphoton data continues (over 300 papers written to interpret it, in little more than 3 months), the question on whether it is a fluctuation or something else remains on the table, and keeps all of us wondering. Continue reading “What if it is real ?”

Last week I attended an interesting course about Supersymmetry theory (SUSY) at CP3. The course was meant to be an introduction to SUSY, but in fact it treated this theory in deep detail from a mathematical point of view. It developed all the (endless!) calculations from which the supersymmetric lagrangian can be inferred. Continue reading “Introdution to SUSY in 5 minutes!”

Alexander Belyaev gave an inspiring talk at the HEP2016 conference in Valparaiso today. His talk was titled “Interplay of the LHC and DM search in unravelling natural SUSY”. I cannot report his talk here, but I wish to steal a very interesting graph from his presentation. Continue reading “Theories Compared by Number of Papers”

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