Soft Signatures of New Physics at Colliders
Abstract: Colliders such as the LHC are excellent environments for producing and studying new particles that can be responsible for phenomena such as dark matter, baryogenesis, and neutrino masses. However, if the masses of the new particles are small relative to collider energies, their striking signatures could be missed with existing search strategies that focus on high-energy processes. I will discuss cosmologically inspired scenarios that are unexplored with current methods, and use these to motivate new searches sensitive to a range of phenomena at and below the weak scale. I will also show the complementary prospects for lower-energy, high-intensity experiments such as B factories.
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