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New Physics Agnostic Selections For New Physics Searches

Woźniak, Kinga Anna and Cerri, Olmo and Duarte, Javier M. and Möller, Torsten and Ngadiuba, Jennifer and Nguyen, Thong Q. and Pierini, Maurizio and Spiropulu, Maria and Vlimant, Jean-Roch (2020) New Physics Agnostic Selections For New Physics Searches. EPJ Web of Conferences, 245 . Art. No. 06039. ISSN 2100-014X. doi:10.1051/epjconf/202024506039.

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We discuss a model-independent strategy for boosting new physics searches with the help of an unsupervised anomaly detection algorithm. Prior to a search, each input event is preprocessed by the algorithm - a variational autoencoder (VAE). Based on the loss assigned to each event, input data can be split into a background control sample and a signal enriched sample. Following this strategy, one can enhance the sensitivity to new physics with no assumption on the underlying new physics signature. Our results show that a typical BSM search on the signal enriched group is more sensitive than an equivalent search on the original dataset.

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Official Citation:New Physics Agnostic Selections For New Physics Searches. Kinga Anna Woźniak, Olmo Cerri, Javier M. Duarte, Torsten Möller, Jennifer Ngadiuba, Thong Q. Nguyen, Maurizio Pierini, Maria Spiropulu and Jean-Roch Vlimant. EPJ Web Conf., 245 (2020) 06039; DOI:
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