High Energy Physics Seminars

Searches for new particles at the CMS and automated silicon module assembly for the HGCAL

by Dr. Vinay Hegde (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA)

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at D-405
One of the prime goals of the large hadron collider (LHC) is to probe physics beyond the standard model (SM) of particle physics. Supersymmetry (SUSY) is a theoretical framework that can address most of the shortcomings of the SM. Electroweakinos—the superpartners of Higgs and electroweak gauge bosons—play a significant role in SUSY. In this talk, I will discuss one of the electroweakino searches carried out using the hadronic final state at the CMS experiment of the LHC. I will also talk about a generic search strategy designed for new massive resonances. In the second part of the talk, I will cover automated silicon module assembly procedures. The CMS experiment plans to upgrade its endcap calorimeters so they can withstand the harsh radiation environment expected during the high luminosity phase of the LHC. This new detector, called the high granularity calorimeter (HGCAL), will consist of several thousand silicon-based modules. I will touch upon various challenges in the HGCAL assembly procedure and how we perform its quality assurance and control. Lastly, I will discuss some of the new ideas that we have been exploring at Texas Tech University using artificial intelligence, which can be very useful for future detector building.