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Phenomenology of pure-gauge hidden valleys at Hadron colliders

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Phenomenology of pure-gauge hidden valleys at Hadron colliders
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Physics and Astronomy
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Hadron colliders
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Hadrons
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Phenomenological theory (Physics)
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Particles (Nuclear physics)
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Expectations for new physics at the LHC have been greatly influenced by the Hierarchy problem of electroweak symmetry breaking. However, there are reasons to believe that the LHC may still discover new physics, but not directly related to the resolution of the Hierarchy problem. To ensure that such a physics does not go undiscovered requires precise understanding of how new phenomena will reveal themselves in the current and future generation of particle-physics experiments. Given this fact it seems sensible to explore other approaches to this problem; we study three alternatives here. In this thesis I argue for the plausibility that the standard model is coupled, through new massive charged or colored particles, to a hidden sector whose low energy dynamics is controlled by a pure Yang-Mills theory, with no light matter. Such a sector would have numerous metastable ``hidden glueballs'' built from the hidden gluons. These states would decay to particles of the standard model. I consider the phenomenology of this scenario, and find formulas for the lifetimes and branching ratios of the most important of these states. The dominant decays are to two standard model gauge bosons or to fermion-antifermion pairs, or by radiative decays with photon or Higgs emission, leading to jet- and photon-rich signals, and some occasional leptons. The presence of effective operators of different mass dimensions, often competing with each other, together with a great diversity of states, leads to a great variability in the lifetimes and decay modes of the hidden glueballs. I find that most of the operators considered in this work are not heavily constrained by precision electroweak physics, therefore leaving plenty of room in the parameter space to be explored by the future experiments at the LHC. Finally, I discuss several issues on the phenomenology of the new massive particles as well as an outlook for experimental searches.
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by Jose E. Juknevich
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Rutgers University
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2010
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doi:10.7282/T34F1QHM
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ETD doctoral
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