Anke Biekötter, 11.05.2021

Tue 11.05.2021, 16:30 (Zoom)

Anke Biekötter (IPPP Durham)

Hunting New Physics in a Model-Independent Framework 



New physics at the TeV scale, if it exists, has evaded detection in resonance searches at the LHC so far. Instead, new physics  might manifest itself in small deviations in the couplings predicted by  the Standard Model. A versatile framework to describe small diversions  from the SM through higher-order interactions of the SM fields is given  by Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SMEFT).

In this seminar, I will give an introduction to the SMEFT and review in which ways dimension-six operators can influence LHC observables of the  electroweak sector. Moreover, I will give an overview of the current  status of global fit in the SMEFT framework.

Host: Michael Krämer