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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Spring 2019 – Rorie
April 5, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Jamal Rorie (Rice)
Title: Dark Matter, CMS, and the Search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Abstract: There is compelling observational evidence for the existence of dark matter, but it is not currently included in the Standard Model of elementary particle and their interactions. The recently observed Higgs boson may interact with dark matter and could possibly be used to detect new physics. I will discuss a search for a new particle — a new light boson — at the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. I will also discuss how machine learning can be used to address the challenges of finding rare signals with the CMS detector.