Jan 10 – 12, 2018
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

Tracking down quirks at the LHC

Jan 11, 2018, 11:00 AM
20m
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham

Centre for Particle Theory, Durham

IPPP & Dept. Mathematical Sciences Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE

Speaker

Mr Jack Setford (University of Sussex)

Description

Quirks - particles charged under a QCD-like confining force - are an interesting extension to the Standard Model. Pair-produced quirks can exhibit extremely unusual behaviour if produced at the LHC. Current track reconstruction algorithms at the LHC are mostly blind to the 'quirky' tracks these particles would leave in the detector, so a new search strategy is proposed that offers good prospects for detection across a broad region of the parameter space.
What would be the preferred length of your talk? 20 minutes + questions

Primary author

Mr Jack Setford (University of Sussex)

Presentation materials