Alexander Titterton
Speaker affiliation: 
University of Southampton
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:30
Seminar room (46/5081)
Exploring Sensitivity to NMSSM Signatures with low MET at the LHC

We examine scenarios in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM), where pair-produced squarks and gluinos decay via two cascades, each ending in a stable neutralino as Lightest Supersymmetric Particle (LSP) and a Standard Model (SM)-like Higgs boson, with mass spectra such that the missing transverse energy, MET, is very small. Performing two-dimensional parameter scans and focusing on the hadronic H→bb¯ decay giving a 4b+MET final state we explore the sensitivity of a current LHC general-purpose jets+MET analysis to such scenarios. Slides can be found here.