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Search for R-parity violating supersymmetry in multilepton final states using the ATLAS detector

Klein, Matthew Henry

This thesis presents a search for R-parity violating supersymmetry at sqrt(s)=13 TeV, using approximately 13.3 fb-1 of data collected by ATLAS in 2015 and the first half of 2016. Events are required to contain at least four leptons (electrons or muons only) that are not the product of a Z boson decay, and this requirement results in a low Standard Model background and a high sensitivity to various physics models beyond the Standard Model. No significant deviations from the Standard Model are observed in data, and results are used to set upper limits on the event yields from processes beyond the Standard Model. In a simplified model of chargino production with indirect R-parity violating decays, limits are extended by approximately 400 GeV relative to the Run 1 search, excluding chargino masses below 1.1 TeV.


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Hughes, Emlyn Willard
Ph.D., Columbia University
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January 20, 2017