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LHC-D working group on SUSY and BSM Physics

This working group is part of an initiative of the Komitee für Elementarteilchenphysik (KET), which includes five physics topics:

The purpose of the working group is to provide a platform for communication and collaboration among theorists and experimentalists who are interested in SUSY and BSM physics at the Large Hadron Collider. The working group is particularly aimed at young scientists within the German/Swiss/Austrian physics community.

The first meeting of the SUSY/BSM group was held in Aachen on March 7-8, 2006 (program and slides).
See here for some photographs of the first meeting.

The second meeting of the SUSY/BSM group will be held in Bonn on February 22-23, 2007.
The program can be found here.
The list of registered participants can be found here.

We have organised three topical working groups to foster discussions and collaborations on specific issues:

  • SUSY/BSM parameter determination and benchmarks (conveners K. Desch and W. Porod)
    • non-commutative models
    • strong electroweak symmetry breaking
    • SUSY parameter determination: NMSSM versus MSSM
    • R-parity violating SUSY models
    • threshold effects in SUSY parameter determination
    • determination of SUSY masses
    See here for more up-to-date information of the working group activities and a preliminary program.

  • SUSY/BSM tools (conveners W. de Boer and F. Krauss)
    • differences between the hadronic background for SUSY/BSM from the major generators (Pythia, Herwig, Sherpa,...)
    • particular problems in specific studies discovered sofar (which generators for which background in which process are bad, incomplete, excellent,...)
    • strategies for relating new signals with SUSY parameter space and other BSM physics.
  • Model independent searches (conveners P. Biallass and S. Caron)
    • the potential of such strategies to search for unknown physics and models with huge parameter numbers like Supersymmetry
    • development of novel search strategies
    • concepts for early LHC data taking
    • ways to determine the origin of a signal
If you are interested in participating in one of the topical working groups, please contact the respective conveners listed above.

There is also a LHC-D Wiki page where we try to keep a record of required and available theoretical tools for the LHC.

If you want to be informed about events related to the SUSY/BSM working group please join the mailing list lhc-d_susy-bsm@cern.ch (subscribe / unsubscribe), or send email to mkraemer@physik.rwth-aachen.de.

Working group organisation:
Theory: H. Dreiner, M. Krämer
Experiment: V. Büscher (ATLAS), T. Hebbeker (CMS)

last update: November 2006, by MK

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