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Natalia Toro

May 24th

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May 24th at 1:30 pm Natalia Toro (Perimeter Institute) Closing the Door on Weak-Scale SUSY WH11 NE (Sunrise)

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Guest: Natalia Toro
Date: May 24th
Time: 1:30 pm
Topic: Closing the Door on Weak-Scale SUSY
Where: WH11 NE (Sunrise)


LHC analyses so far have produced impressive constraints on supersymmetry, with squark and gluino mass bounds well above a TeV in many models. Some of these bounds depend heavily on missing energy, so they are are weakened if the lightest MSSM superpartner is unstable (for example, decaying hadronically through R-parity violation or into a singlet hidden-sector). Other searches, involving high lepton multiplicity or displaced vertices, can actually benefit from exotic cascades. So what does it take to close the door completely on sub-TeV superpartners? I'll argue that it's not over yet, and suggest a few types of searches to help finish the job. I don't have a definitive answer, but I hope to stimulate discussion on what kinds of signals might be visible to new analyses in 8 TeV data.