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Simplified Models for Dark Matter and Missing Energy Searches at the LHC

Abdallah, Jalal and Ashkenazi, Adi and Boveia, Antonio and Busoni, Giorgio and de Simone, Andrea and Doglioni, Caterina and Efrati, Aielet and Etzion, Erez and Gramling, Johanna and Jacques, Thomas and Lin, Tongyan and Morgante, Enrico and Papucci, Michele and Penning, Bjoern and Riotto, Antonio Walter and Rizzo, Thomas and Salek, David and Schramm, Steven and Slone, Oren and Soreq, Yotam and Vichi, Alessandro and Volansky, Tomer and Yavin, Itay and Zhou, Ning and Zurek, Kathryn (2014) Simplified Models for Dark Matter and Missing Energy Searches at the LHC. . (Unpublished)

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The study of collision events with missing energy as searches for the dark matter (DM) component of the Universe are an essential part of the extensive program looking for new physics at the LHC. Given the unknown nature of DM, the interpretation of such searches should be made broad and inclusive. This report reviews the usage of simplified models in the interpretation of missing energy searches. We begin with a brief discussion of the utility and limitation of the effective field theory approach to this problem. The bulk of the report is then devoted to several different simplified models and their signatures, including s-channel and t-channel processes. A common feature of simplified models for DM is the presence of additional particles that mediate the interactions between the Standard Model and the particle that makes up DM. We consider these in detail and emphasize the importance of their inclusion as final states in any coherent interpretation. We also review some of the experimental progress in the field, new signatures, and other aspects of the searches themselves. We conclude with comments and recommendations regarding the use of simplified models in Run-II of the LHC.

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Additional Information:TGR work was funded under the Department of Energy, Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515. SS is supported by funds from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. TV and EE are supported in part by the Israel Science Foundation, the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and by the I-CORE Program of the Planning Budgeting Committee and the Israel Science Foundation (grant NO 1937/12). TV is also supported by the EU-FP7 Marie Curie, CIG fellowship. IY is supported in part by funds from the NSERC of Canada. This research was supported in part by Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-76SF00515
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
W. Garfield Weston FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Israel Science Foundation1937/12
Binational Science Foundation (USA-Israel)UNSPECIFIED
I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting CommitteeUNSPECIFIED
Marie Curie FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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