Albert de Roeck
Searches for Long Lived Particles at the Large Hadron Collider
Abstract: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the highest energy particle collider operational in the world. One of its main scientific goals is the quest for signals beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. In this seminar, we will discuss a special kind of searches conducted recently at several of the LHC experiments: the search for long lived particles. Particles such as heavy neutral scalars, long-lived supersymmetric particles, monopoles etc., do not decay at the interaction vertex, but will traverse the detectors and can produce detectable signals in the detector volume. We will review the recent results and what we can learn from these searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We will also discuss emerging opportunties at the LHC for new "small-scale" experiments that can cover in the near future additional searches for such new exotic particles, in a complementary way to the capabilites of the present LHC detectors.
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