Theory Group Seminar, 10 September 2019
Daniel Stolarski, Carleton University
I will describe a collider object we have termed emerging jets. These can arise when there is a confining dark sector connected to the Standard Model by a TeV scale mediator, a scenario that is well motivated by dark matter or naturalness considerations. The signature of an emerging jet is O(10) displaced vertices inside the jet each with different impact parameter, and a small number of prompt tracks. I will describe strategies that can be used to discover emerging jets even if they have very small cross sections, and describe the experimental searches that have been attempted to search for them. I will also describe some new trigger possibilities that can improve sensitivity to emerging jets with relatively low energy.