Springer Theses

Search for Dark Matter with ATLAS

Using Events with a Highly Energetic Jet and Missing Transverse Momentum in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s = 8 TeV   

Authors: Pöttgen, Ruth

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the CERN, Geneva
  • Winner of ATLAS thesis award 2016 Provides in-depth descriptions of analysis techniques and challenges particularly relevant for but not restricted to the mono-jet signature   Documents cutting-edge results from the Large Hadron Collider run-1 in the search for WIMPs as dark matter candidates in the mono-jet signature, embedded in the overall scientific context beyond particle physics  Includes a detailed description of the run-1 ATLAS Central Trigger, important operational challenges, and its upgrade for Large Hadron Collider run-2  
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This thesis describes in detail a search for weakly interacting massive particles as possible dark matter candidates, making use of so-called mono-jet events. It includes a detailed description of the run-1 system, important operational challenges, and the upgrade for run-2. The nature of dark matter, which accounts for roughly 25% of the energy-matter content of the universe, is one of the biggest open questions in fundamental science. The analysis is based on the full set of proton-proton collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at √s = 8 TeV. Special attention is given to the experimental challenges and analysis techniques, as well as the overall scientific context beyond particle physics. The results complement those of non-collider experiments and yield some of the strongest exclusion bounds on parameters of dark matter models by the end of the Large Hadron Collider run-1.
Details of the upgrade of the ATLAS Central Trigger for run-2 are also included. 
 

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The author obtained her Diploma in Physics at the University of Mainz (JGU), Germany, in 2011 upon completion of her research project on a differential cross-section measurement of Z-boson production with the ATLAS experiment. As a CERN doctoral student, funded by a Wolfgang-Gentner-Scholarship, she made essential contributions to the operation and upgrade of the ATLAS Central Trigger and conducted a search for Dark Matter in so-called mono-jet events. She obtained her PhD "with distinction" at JGU in May 2015 and was awarded prizes for an outstanding thesis both from the ATLAS collaboration and from the physics department of JGU. Since March 2015 she has been a postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm University, coordinating the ATLAS search for leptoquarks.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Search for Dark Matter with ATLAS
Book Subtitle
Using Events with a Highly Energetic Jet and Missing Transverse Momentum in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s = 8 TeV   
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41045-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41045-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41044-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82251-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 322
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 124 illustrations in colour
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