Event Title

Generation and Validation of Monte Carlo Dilepton Events for Large Extra Dimensions

Advisor(s)

Dr. Peter Dong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Dr. Lenny Spiegal, Fermi National Accelerator Lab

Location

Room A149

Start Date

26-4-2019 10:05 AM

End Date

26-4-2019 10:20 AM

Abstract

The idea that the universe may have more than three dimensions originally assumed the extra dimensions appeared at the scale of the Planck length. However, Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos, and Dvali proposed a theory of extra dimensions as large as a millimeter that could help explain why gravity is much weaker than other interactions in the Standard Model. Large extra dimensions modify dilepton interactions by allowing for graviton exchange as well as photon and Z exchange for high-mass events. This causes a non-resonant enhancement in the rate of dilepton events. Our study generates Monte Carlo events to determine how large extra dimensions would modify expected distributions, laying the groundwork to search for them.

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Apr 26th, 10:05 AM Apr 26th, 10:20 AM

Generation and Validation of Monte Carlo Dilepton Events for Large Extra Dimensions

Room A149

The idea that the universe may have more than three dimensions originally assumed the extra dimensions appeared at the scale of the Planck length. However, Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos, and Dvali proposed a theory of extra dimensions as large as a millimeter that could help explain why gravity is much weaker than other interactions in the Standard Model. Large extra dimensions modify dilepton interactions by allowing for graviton exchange as well as photon and Z exchange for high-mass events. This causes a non-resonant enhancement in the rate of dilepton events. Our study generates Monte Carlo events to determine how large extra dimensions would modify expected distributions, laying the groundwork to search for them.