Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Global searches at the Tevatron

Jul 17, 2009, 5:30 PM
15m
Large Lecture - Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Large Lecture - Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Higgs and New Physics III. Higgs and New Physics

Speaker

Dr Peter Renkel (Southern Methodist University)

Description

Model-independent global searches for new physics have been performed at the CDF and D0 experiments. Using 2 fb-1 of data, at CDF nearly 400 final states are examined, looking for discrepancies between the observed data and the standard model expectation in populations, kinematic shapes, and the tails of the summed transverse momentum distribution. A significant improvement to the sensitivity is achieved searching also in approximately 5000 mass variables looking for 'bumps' that might indicate resonant production of new particles. At D0, global and model-independent searches are performed in final states involving leptons using 1 fb-1 of data.

Primary author

Dr Peter Renkel (Southern Methodist University)

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