Drafting supersymmetric events with combined variables

Photo: John Martinez Pavliga

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

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/05/drafting-supersymmetric-events-combined-variables/, by Bo Jayatilaka.

Bringing dark matter to Earth

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.

Theta and Tau, two generations later

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.