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Searches for Dijet Resonances

Using √s = 13 TeV Proton–Proton Collision Data Recorded by the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 1-2
  3. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 3-21
  4. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 23-38
  5. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 39-68
  6. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 69-97
  7. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 99-118
  8. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 119-141
  9. Lydia Audrey Beresford
    Pages 143-147
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 149-169

About this book


This book addresses one of the most intriguing mysteries of our universe: the nature of dark matter. The results presented here mark a significant and substantial contribution to the search for new physics, in particular for new particles that couple to dark matter. The first analysis presented is a search for heavy new particles that decay into pairs of hadronic jets (dijets). This pioneering analysis explores unprecedented dijet invariant masses, reaching nearly 7 TeV, and sets constraints on several important new physics models. The two subsequent analyses focus on the difficult low dijet mass region, down to 200 GeV, and employ a novel technique to efficiently gather low-mass dijet events. The results of these analyses transcend the long-standing constraints on dark matter mediator particles set by several existing experiments.


Dijet Resonance Initial State Radiation Dark Matter Mediator ATLAS Experiment 13 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions Constraints on New Physics Models BumpHunter

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK

About the authors

​The author became a member of the ATLAS collaboration in 2012 when she was a Master's student in Physics at the University of Manchester. During her Master's degree she worked on measuring the high-mass Drell-Yan differential cross-section in the muon decay channel. She then obtained her DPhil in Particle Physics from the University of Oxford, where her research was focused on the search for exotic new particles in jet final states. Since October 2017 she has been a Junior Research Fellow at St. John's College, University of Oxford.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Searches for Dijet Resonances
  • Book Subtitle Using √s = 13 TeV Proton–Proton Collision Data Recorded by the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Authors Lydia Audrey Beresford
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-97519-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07365-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-97520-7
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 169
  • Number of Illustrations 51 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
    Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
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