August 28, 2011 to September 2, 2011
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Resolving Combinatorical Ambiguities at Hadron Colliders with $MT_{2}$

Aug 28, 2011, 12:10 PM
A: Wilson Hall 1 West

A: Wilson Hall 1 West

SUSY: phenomenology Parallel Session 1


Dr Mathew McCaskey (University of Kansas)


We present a method to resolve combinatorial issues in multi-particle final state at hadron colliders. The use of kinematic variables such as MT2 and invariant masses significantly reduces combinatorial ambiguities in signal but at a cost of losing statistics. We illustrate the idea with a pair of gluinos which leads to 4-jets + E̸ T signal, and apply the same idea to the t-tbar dilepton system to resolve two-fold ambiguity in finding the correct combination of a b-jet and a lepton. Our method provides much larger efficiency with similar purity compared to results in recent studies.

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Dr Mathew McCaskey (University of Kansas)

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