Springer Theses

Search for Supersymmetry in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with a Photon, Lepton, and Missing Transverse Energy

Authors: Iiyama, Yutaro

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Thesis by Carnegie Mellon University
  • Describes a search for supersymmetry using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC
  • Probes a class of SUSY models that has not yet been studied extensively
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This Ph.D. thesis is a search for physics beyond the standard model (SM) of particle physics, which successfully describes the interactions and properties of all known elementary particles. However, no particle exists in the SM that can account for the dark matter, which makes up about one quarter of the energy-mass content of the universe. Understanding the nature of dark matter is one goal of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The extension of the SM with supersymmetry (SUSY) is considered a promising possibilities to explain dark matter.
The nominated thesis describes a search for SUSY using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. It utilizes a final state consisting of a photon, a lepton, and a large momentum imbalance probing a class of SUSY models that has not yet been studied extensively. The thesis stands out not only due to its content that is explained with clarity but also because the author performed more or less all aspects of the thesis analysis by himself, from data skimming to limit calculations, which is extremely rare, especially nowadays in the large LHC collaborations.

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Yutaro Iiyama is an experimental particle physicist with a particular interest in search for unknown particles. He is a member of the CMS collaboration at the CERN Large Hadron Collider facility, which conducts proton-proton collision experiments at the energy frontier.
Dr. Iiyama earned his B.S. in physics from The University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Carnegie Mellon University for his work on the search for supersymmetric particles under the supervision of Professor Manfred Paulini. He joined the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been involved in searches for dark matter particles and in advancing computing technologies for particle physics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Search for Supersymmetry in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with a Photon, Lepton, and Missing Transverse Energy
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58661-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58661-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58660-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86448-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 174
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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