Grant: $115,400 - National Science Foundation - May. 28, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of the grant is to support research in particle theory at Williams College, with a particular focus on understanding how different models of particle physics can be tested at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Involving undergraduates in this research and training them for future scientific work is an important goal of the award.
Project Description: Research funded by this award has so far concentrated on a certain class of super-symmetric extensions of the standard model, called R-symmetric theories. During the summer of 2009, Williams undergraduate Alex Massicotte began a project whose goal is to determine how flavor-violating interactions of scalar-quarks in R-symmetric theories can be discovered at the LHC. This work is ongoing. During the same summer, the PI and his collaborators at NYU began studying flavor-violating interactions of scalar-leptons in R-symmetric theories, including the implications of these interactions for neutrino masses and dark matter. A paper presenting the results of this investigation can be found at http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.2475, and is being submitted to a journal for publication.
Jobs Summary: Associate Professor of Physics and Undergraduate Research Assistant (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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