New Techniques for New Physics Discoveries at the LHC

Speaker: James Gainer

When: September 16, 2015 (Wed), 03:30PM to 04:30PM (add to my calendar)
Location: PRB 595

This event is part of the HET Seminar Series.

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has recently resumed operation probing physics at the weak scale and beyond. New ideas are crucial for leaving no stoned unturned in the search for new physics that explain the large hierarchy between the weak scale and the Planck scale and, perhaps, provide insight into the nature of dark matter. We discuss the Matrix Element Method, a powerful multivariate technique that has recently played an important role in Higgs studies, as well as exciting new techniques based on Voronoi tessellations.