August 28, 2011 to September 2, 2011
Fermilab
US/Central timezone
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A New Way to Measure Spin at Hadron Colliders

Aug 28, 2011, 11:45 AM
25m
A: Wilson Hall 1 West

A: Wilson Hall 1 West

SUSY: phenomenology Parallel Session 1

Speaker

Dr Matthew Buckley (Fermilab)

Description

I propose a new technique for determining the spin of new massive particles that might be discovered at the Large Hadron Collider. The method relies on pair-production of the new particles in a kinematic regime where the vector boson fusion production mechanism is enhanced. For this regime, I show that the distribution of the leading jets as a function of their relative azimuthal angle can be used to distinguish spin-0 from spin-1/2 particles. I argue that this method should be applicable in a wide range of new physics scenarios.

Primary author

Dr Matthew Buckley (Fermilab)

Co-author

Dr Michael Ramsey-Musolf (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

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