Beyond the bump-hunt: A game plan for discovering dynamical dark matter at the LHC
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
JournalCETUP 2015 - WORKSHOP ON DARK MATTER, NEUTRINO PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS & PPC 2015 - IXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERCONNECTIONS BETWEEN PARTICLE PHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY
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AbstractDynamical Dark Matter (DDM) is an alternative framework for dark-matter physics in which an ensemble of individual constituent fields with a spectrum of masses, lifetimes, and cosmological abundances collectively constitute the dark-matter candidate, and in which the traditional notion of dark-matter stability is replaced by a balancing between lifetimes and abundances across the ensemble. In this talk, we discuss the prospects for distinguishing between DDM ensembles and traditional dark-matter candidates at hadron colliders - and in particular, at the upgraded LHC - via the analysis of event-shape distributions of kinematic variables. We also examine the correlations between these kinematic variables and other relevant collider variables in order to assess how imposing cuts on these additional variables may distort - for better or worse - their event-shape distributions.
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