Search for Dark Matter with ATLAS

Using Events with a Highly Energetic Jet and Missing Transverse Momentum in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s = 8 TeV

  • Ruth Pöttgen

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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    Pages 1-4
  3. Theory and Motivation

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      Pages 5-5
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      Pages 7-20
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  4. Experimental Facilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
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      Pages 75-81
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      Pages 83-114
  5. Operation and Upgrade of the Central Trigger

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Ruth Pöttgen
      Pages 131-146
  6. Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
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      Pages 149-158
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  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 293-322

About this book


This thesis describes in detail a search for weakly interacting massive particles as possible dark matter candidates, making use of so-called mono-jet events. It includes a detailed description of the run-1 system, important operational challenges, and the upgrade for run-2. The nature of dark matter, which accounts for roughly 25% of the energy-matter content of the universe, is one of the biggest open questions in fundamental science. The analysis is based on the full set of proton-proton collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at √s = 8 TeV. Special attention is given to the experimental challenges and analysis techniques, as well as the overall scientific context beyond particle physics. The results complement those of non-collider experiments and yield some of the strongest exclusion bounds on parameters of dark matter models by the end of the Large Hadron Collider run-1.

Details of the upgrade of the ATLAS Central Trigger for run-2 are also included.  


Dark Matter LHC ATLAS Monojet ATLAS Mono-X Signatures Dark Matter Effective Field Theory Dark Matter Simplified Models Weakly Interacting Massive Particles ATLAS Interplay Collider Astrophysics ATLAS Central Trigger HEP Trigger Data Acquisition

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruth Pöttgen
    • 1
  1. 1.FysikumStockholms Universitet (SU)StockholmSweden

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