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Higgs, Supersymmetry and Dark Matter After Run I of the Lhc (Hardcover) (Bu00e9ranger Dumont)
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This thesis provides a detailed account of the legacy of the LHC Run 1 in relation to the Higgs Boson, Supersymmetry, and Dark Matter. The LHC Run 1 was a milestone in particle physics, leading to the discovery of the Higgs boson, the last missing piece of the so-called "Standard Model" (SM), and to important constraints on new physics, which challenge popular theories like weak-scale supersymmetry.
First, the SM and the need for its extension are presented in a concise yet revealing way. Subsequently, the impact of the LHC Higgs results on scenarios of new physics is assessed in detail, including a careful discussion of the relevant uncertainties. Two approaches are considered: generic modifications of the Higgs couplings, possibly arising from extended Higgs sectors or higher-dimensional operators; and tests of specific new physics models. Lastly, the implications of the null results of the searches for new physics are discussed with a particular focus on supersymmetric dark matter candidates. Here as well, two approaches are presented: the "simplified models" approach, and recasting by event simulation.
This thesis stands out for its pedagogical approach, clear language and depth of the physics discussion.
Series Title: Springer Theses
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Bu00e9ranger Dumont
Street Date: October 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-3409