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Search for vector-like quarks with the ATLAS detector

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Date and time Jun 14, 2018
from 01:10 PM to 02:00 PM
Location MP 912
Host Pekka Sinervo

Trisha Farooque

Michigan State University

Many theories of physics beyond the Standards Model (BSM) predict the existence of vector-like quarks (VLQs) - coloured fermions whose left- and right-handed components transform equally under the Standard Model gauge groups. I will discuss reinterpretations of recent ATLAS searches in the context of other BSM production processes.

Many theories of physics beyond the Standards Model (BSM) predict the existence of vector-like quarks (VLQs) - coloured fermions whose left- and right-handed components transform equally under the Standard Model gauge groups. VLQs with masses near the TeV scale can provide a natural solution to the hierarchy problem by stabilising the mass of the Higgs boson. In this talk, I will review some recent results from the ATLAS experiment on searches for vector-like quarks that couple preferentially to the third generation. I will discuss reinterpretations of some of these searches for other BSM production processes and conclude with some perspectives on future VLQ searches in light of the current results.

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