Summary of results on exotic searches from ATLAS
Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg
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Published online: 29 May 2015
Despite the success of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics in the recent decades describing nature within its capabilities, there remain open questions such as the naturalness of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking (EWSB) as well as potential deeper underlying symmetries of the SM that may contribute to the possibility of unifying the fundamental interactions. Supersymmetry (SUSY) is a very popular concept that is proposed to provide explanations to these issues, but there are also many other Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) concepts proposed that attempt to solve these remaining conundrums. The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is designed to search for those non-SUSY BSM theories, referred to as Exotics. Presented here is a summary of selected results from different searches performed using proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV during 2012. As no significant excess were observed over SM background processes, the obtained results are interpreted as constraints on the possibility of the existence of these new physics.
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