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ics Colloquium
Friday, September 7, 2018
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Evelyn Thomson [Host: Chris Neu]
University of Pennsylvania
"Searching for Supersymmetry with the ATLAS experiment"

The ATLAS experiment is searching new territory for evidence of new particles produced in proton collisions at the highest energies.  Questioning assumptions is important in these searches. I will compare selected results from searches for supersymmetry with and without the assumption of R-Parity, a quantum number derived from the spin and type of particle.  I will also present some of the detector-related challenges associated with measuring charged particle momenta, including the planned upgrade of the detector to cope with up to 200 proton collisions every 25 nanoseconds.

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