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The Search for Supersymmetry in Hadronic Final States Using Boosted Object Reconstruction


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Giordon Stark
    Pages 1-2
  3. Giordon Stark
    Pages 3-26
  4. Giordon Stark
    Pages 47-65
  5. Giordon Stark
    Pages 67-95
  6. Giordon Stark
    Pages 97-105
  7. Giordon Stark
    Pages 107-144
  8. Giordon Stark
    Pages 145-155
  9. Giordon Stark
    Pages 157-179
  10. Giordon Stark
    Pages 181-182
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 183-257

About this book


This thesis represents one of the most comprehensive and in-depth studies of the use of Lorentz-boosted hadronic final state systems in the search for signals of Supersymmetry conducted to date at the Large Hadron Collider. A thorough assessment is performed of the observables that provide enhanced sensitivity to new physics signals otherwise hidden under an enormous background of top quark pairs produced by Standard Model processes. This is complemented by an ingenious analysis optimization procedure that allowed for extending the reach of this analysis by hundreds of GeV in mass of these hypothetical new particles. Lastly, the combination of both deep, thoughtful physics analysis with the development of high-speed electronics for identifying and selecting these same objects is not only unique, but also revolutionary. The Global Feature Extraction system that the author played a critical role in bringing to fruition represents the first dedicated hardware device for selecting these Lorentz-boosted hadronic systems in real-time using state-of-the-art processing chips and embedded systems.


physics beyond the standard model boosted object reconstruction hadronic final states jet substructure pile-up mitigation techniques global feature extraction search for supersymmetry data acquisition at the Large Hadron Collider

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

About the authors

Giordon Stark is a postdoctoral researcher at the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2018.

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