We show how to differentiate the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model from black hole events at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Black holes are simulated with the CATFISH generator. Supersymmetry simulations use a combination of pythia and isajet. Our study, based on event-shape variables, visible and missing momenta, and analysis of dilepton events, demonstrates that supersymmetry and black hole events at the LHC can be easily discriminated.
A. Roy and M. Cavaglia, "Discriminating Supersymmetry and Black Holes at the CERN Large Hadron Collider," Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 77, no. 6, American Physical Society (APS), Mar 2008.
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This work was supported (in part) by U.S. DOE Contract No. DEFG05-91ER40622.