Many pro sports use advanced metrics that combine statistics to evaluate whether a player is a potential star or not. Similarly, physicists use combined variables to assess whether a given LHC collision event might have resulted from supersymmetry. Photo: John Martinez Pavliga
CMS scientists have defined a new set of variables, called “razor variables,” that are being used to search for dark matter in data recorded using the Large Hadron Collider.
http://news.fnal.gov/2016/04/bringing-dark-matter-earth/, by Don Lincoln.
How can the Bs0 (“bee sub ess, zero”), or indeed any particle have different lifetimes when decaying into different particles? Getting the right answer to this question started quite some time ago.
http://news.fnal.gov/2016/04/theta-tau-two-generations-later/, by Leo Bellantoni.
CMS search for super-heavy neutrinos of the Marajorama type.
http://news.fnal.gov/2016/04/heavy-neutrinos-leave-no-stone-unturned/, by Bo Jayatilaka
Looking for exceptionally heavy particles decay into two Higgs bosons, which would preferentially decay into four B quarks.
http://news.fnal.gov/2016/03/busy-bees/, by Don Lincoln.
The LHC and looking for Supersymmetry
http://news.fnal.gov/2016/03/superparticles-violating-super-parity/, by Bo Jayatilaka