High Energy / Nuclear Theory / RIKEN Seminars

[HET Seminar] Catching scalar singlets at colliders

by Matthias Schlaffer (University of Chicago)




Scalar extensions of the Standard Model provide simple yet phenomenologically rich models for BSM physics that can be looked for at current and future colliders. In my talk I will focus on the renormalizable scalar singlet extension and the relaxion as two benchmark models. Using these benchmarks I will discuss the various strategies needed at the LHC and future colliders to explore their vast parameter space. In particular I will discuss direct search strategies with prompt, displaced, and invisible signatures as well as indirect searches.