CMS presents searches for new physics with precision and innovation in Friday’s JETP seminar, Aug. 16

Tulika Bose

This Friday’s “Wine and Cheese” Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar will be given by Tulika Bose of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the physics coordinators of the CMS experiment. Professor Bose will describe recent searches for new physics with an emphasis on precision and innovation.

The excellent quality of the large Run 2 data set collected by the CMS experiment provides a promising avenue to search for signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model. Professor Bose will present new results from the CMS experiment with significantly enhanced sensitivity than previously possible. This includes both precision measurements with excellent potential to uncover discrepancies that can be explained only by BSM physics as well as direct searches that use innovative techniques and advanced analysis methods to look for new particles with unusual topologies.

This seminar comes at a time when the CMS experiment is presenting numerous new results at the summer conferences, including some that use the full Run 2 data set. Results covered will include the first CMS search for Higgs decays to a pair of charm quarks, a new precision measurement of the ultrarare Bs→μ+μ decay, and direct searches that use innovative and nonstandard techniques such as “data scouting.”

The seminar will take place Friday, Aug. 16, at 4 p.m. in One West.

Boaz Klima is a Fermilab scientist on the CMS experiment.