Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A Search for Squarks and Gluinos with the CMS Detector
Authors: Laird, Edward
Advisors: Tully, Christopher
Contributors: Physics Department
Subjects: Physics
Particle physics
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University
Abstract: A search for squarks and gluinos is conducted, using the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider, in events containing energetic jets and apparent missing energy. Analyzed are 1.1/fb of data collected during the 2011 run at 7 TeV. Backgrounds from the mis-measurement of known processes are strongly suppressed using a novel kinematic variable, and the rates of the remaining backgrounds are estimated using control samples. The data are found to agree with expectations from the Standard Model. The results are interpreted within the Constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, where equal squark and gluino masses below 1.1 TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level. The results are also interpreted within simplified supersymmetric models, for which upper limits on the production cross sections are determined as functions of the super-partner particle masses.
Alternate format: The Mudd Manuscript Library retains one bound copy of each dissertation. Search for these copies in the library's main catalog
Type of Material: Academic dissertations (Ph.D.)
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Physics

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Laird_princeton_0181D_10139.pdf1.67 MBAdobe PDFView/Download

Items in Dataspace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.