Search for Supersymmetry Using Weak Boson Fusion Processes in Proton-Proton Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider
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In 2012, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (LHC) collided protons at an unprecedented center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. With data corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb^(−1), the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration is studying various Standard Model processes as well as searching for Beyond the Standard Model processes through a plethora of distinct projects. This dissertation searches for Supersymmetry using weak boson fusion processes. These processes provide a unique opportunity to access the electroweak sector of super-symmetry. Though well motivated, this search finds no excess above the Standard Model. Exclusion limits are obtained in the context of electroweakino masses at the 95% confidence level.
Flanagan, Will (2014). Search for Supersymmetry Using Weak Boson Fusion Processes in Proton-Proton Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from