Title

Supersymmetry Versus Black Holes at the LHC

Abstract

Supersymmetry and extra dimensions are the two most promising candidates for new physics at the TeV scale. Supersymmetric particles or extra-dimensional effects could soon be observed at the Large Hadron Collider. We propose a simple but effective method to discriminate the two models: the analysis of isolated leptons with high transverse momentum. Black hole events are simulated with the CATFISH black hole generator. Supersymmetry simulations use a combination of PYTHIA and ISAJET, the latter providing the mass spectrum. Our results show that the measure of the dilepton invariant mass provides a promising signature to differentiate supersymmetry and black hole events at the Large Hadron Collider. Analysis of event-shape variables and multilepton events complement and strengthen this conclusion.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Black hole evaporation; Extra-dimensions; Higher dimensional gravity; Super-gravity; Supersymemtry

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0217-7323

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 World Scientific Publishing, All rights reserved.

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