SEARCHES FOR NEW PHYSICS AT TEVATRON, LHC AND BEYOND

Abstract: 

Particle Physics stands poised at the brink of making new discoveries about the origin of our Universe. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN promises a major step towards the understanding of the fundamental nature of matter. The Standard Model (SM), the theory that reflects our understanding of elementary particles and their fundamental interactions, has been experimentally verified to an unprecedented precision over the past decades. However, many unanswered questions suggest that there is a more fundamental theory which incorporates New Physics. The two general purpose detectors at LHC, ATLAS and CMS, will search for this so-called New Physics.

The proposed network of Greek Institutes aims to exploit the large investment in human capital and financial and technological resources that Greece has made in the two large experiments of LHC, by carrying out pioneering research in particle physics. In particular, we propose SM measurements and searches for New Physics in the diboson sector (WW, WZ, ZZ, W?³, Z?³). To maximize the impact on these searches the network combines expertise from theoretical and experimental particle physics; it integrates the existing Greek teams on dibosons at Tevatron and LHC. Furthermore, the network will incorporate on-going R&D activities of the research teams for MicroMegas as muon tracking detectors, in order to guarantee Greek participation beyond LHC, at the SuperLHC era.

The project is organized in three Research Activities (RA):

  • Understanding detector performance and particle identification issues relevant to the analysis (RA1);
  • SM measurements and searches for New Physics with diboson in CDF, ATLAS and CMS (RA2);
  • R&D studies for the MicroMegas detector at SuperLHC (RA3).

The project will provide new SM measurements for dibosons, may shed light on the existence of Extra Dimensions and New Physics in general and will detail the performance of MicroMegas as muon detector at SuperLHC.

Project info

Acronym:
DIBOSON
Coordinating Institution:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Scientific Coordinator:
Petridou Chariclia
Research Team 2 Leader:
Giokaris Nikolaos
Research Team 3 Leader:
Tzamarias Spyros
Research Team 4 Leader:
Fanourakis George

Stats

I.D.:
600
Mis:
377337
Budget:
600 000.00

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