Event Title

Creating High-Eta Dark Photons

Advisor(s)

Dr. Peter Dong; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Physical Science

Start Date

21-4-2021 9:10 AM

End Date

21-4-2021 9:25 AM

Abstract

We are using a Monte Carlo simulation to generate particle collision events which result in lepton jets. By observing the resulting lepton jets, we are able to observe the characteristics of the original collisions. The goal of these simulations is to observe evidence of a theoretical particle, the dark photon. The dark photon resides in the dark sector, and is proposed to be produced by supersymmetric particles such as neutrally charged neutralinos. Looking at the particle systems, we are examining Monte Carlo generators to create high-eta dark photons that aim near the beam axis. The goal of this is to get simulated results for what would be observed if the decay products of high-eta dark photons were created in real life, through the use of a proposed detector called TOTEM.

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Apr 21st, 9:10 AM Apr 21st, 9:25 AM

Creating High-Eta Dark Photons

We are using a Monte Carlo simulation to generate particle collision events which result in lepton jets. By observing the resulting lepton jets, we are able to observe the characteristics of the original collisions. The goal of these simulations is to observe evidence of a theoretical particle, the dark photon. The dark photon resides in the dark sector, and is proposed to be produced by supersymmetric particles such as neutrally charged neutralinos. Looking at the particle systems, we are examining Monte Carlo generators to create high-eta dark photons that aim near the beam axis. The goal of this is to get simulated results for what would be observed if the decay products of high-eta dark photons were created in real life, through the use of a proposed detector called TOTEM.