Autofocusing searches in jets plus missing energy

Englert, C. , Plehn, T., Schichtel, P. and Schumann, S. (2011) Autofocusing searches in jets plus missing energy. Physical Review D, 83(9), 095009. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.095009)

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Jets plus missing transverse energy is one of the main search channels for new physics at the LHC. A major limitation lies in our understanding of QCD backgrounds. Using jet merging, we can describe the number of jets in typical background channels in terms of a staircase scaling, including theory uncertainties. The scaling parameter depends on the particles in the final state and on cuts applied. Measuring the staircase scaling will allow us to also predict the effective mass for standard model backgrounds. Based on both observables, we propose an analysis strategy avoiding model-specific cuts, which returns information about the color charge and the mass scale of the underlying new physics.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Professor Christoph
Authors: Englert, C., Plehn, T., Schichtel, P., and Schumann, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1550-2368
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review D 83(9):095009
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
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