DescriptionWe propose to investigate signatures for the discovery of new physics at the LHC which would run at a center of mass energy of either 7 TeV, 8 TeV, 10 TeV or 14 TeV. Our goal is to first study the Standard Model background at these energies, and then develop analyses that strongly highlight and discriminate theories of new physics. We will use our actively developed software, FastSUSY, to carry out Bayesian analyses that estimate the parameters of the various models of new physics, in light of the most recent data. We also propose to study topological invariants of manifolds that are important in String Theory, searching for correlations to algebraic structures relevant to model building, and compute the properties of the vacua associated with these geometries. Additionally, we wish to extend our analyses to models of supergravity that including CP-violating phases. Our total request is for 7 million SUs and 5 TB of disk space for the proposed projects.
OrganizationNortheastern University
Sponsor Campus GridOSG-XSEDE
Principal Investigator
Pran Nath
Field Of SciencePhysics and astronomy