ORCID Identifier(s)

0000-0003-3364-4032

Graduation Semester and Year

2016

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Applied Physics

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Amir Farbin

Abstract

The existence of a scalar Higgs particle poses a challenge to the Standard Model through an unnatural hierarchy problem with quadratic divergence. A supersymmetric framework, proposing heavy partners to every Standard Model particle, can solve this problem by introducing new loop diagrams that involve a new fermion-boson symmetry. The LHC has the potential to probe the energy scale necessary for creation of these particles and the ATLAS experiment is poised for discovery. The detected particles are studied by reconstructing the detected events in boosted frames that approximate each decay frame of the interaction with pairs of heavy, invisible particles. This Razor method was used in the analysis of data from 2011 and 2012 and then generalized to the Recursive Jigsaw method in 2015.

Keywords

Physics, CERN, ATLAS, HEP, Supersymmetry, SUSY, Razor, Recursive jigsaw

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

Comments

Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington

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Physics Commons

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