21-26 July 2014
Renold Building
Europe/London timezone
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What do simplified models actually tell us about the stop mass?

Presented by Dr. James BARNARD on 22 Jul 2014 from 15:30 to 15:50
Type: SUSY Phenomenology
Track: SUSY Phenomenology


The stop mass is often constrained using simplified models, where it is assumed that all stops decay via a single decay mode. This is not usually the case in realistic models so limits derived from any single simplified model tend to be too strong. To derive more accurate limits one should instead combine information from several different simplified models. I will present a fast and easy technique for doing this, which yields limits that are conservative but independent of the branching ratios for each stop decay mode. Along the way I will demonstrate the importance of a simplified model analysis for mixed decay modes, which is yet to be implemented by ATLAS or CMS.


Location: Renold
Room: D7

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