Tuesday 08 September 2015
to 14:00 at
Tobias Golling (University of Geneva)
An overview will be given over the extensive ATLAS & CMS program of searches for Physics Beyond the Standard Model by focusing on a few recent representative examples. The proposed extensions of the Standard Model are attempting to address the open questions we are facing in particle physics - the naturalness of the Higgs mass scale, dark matter, neutrino masses, the origin of flavor-symmetry breaking, unification of gauge forces, the incorporation of gravity into the particle picture - to name but a few. The new physics models considered include Supersymmetry, composite Higgs models, extra dimensions, technicolor, hidden valley and many more. The corresponding new signatures range from spectacular new resonances and excesses in various final states to subtle changes in kinematic distributions. The status, recent results and future plans will be presented.