The MoEDAL experiment at the LHC
Physics Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Published online: 26 June 2017
MoEDAL is a pioneering experiment designed to search for highly ionising messengers of new physics such as magnetic monopoles or massive (pseudo-)stable charged particles, that are predicted to exist in a plethora of models beyond the Standard Model. Its ground-breaking physics program defines a number of scenarios that yield potentially revolutionary insights into such foundational questions as: are there extra dimensions or new symmetries; what is the mechanism for the generation of mass; does magnetic charge exist; what is the nature of dark matter; and, how did the big-bang develop at the earliest times. MoEDAL's purpose is to meet such far-reaching challenges at the frontier of the field. In conclusion we will briefly report on current results; discuss plans to instal a new detector designed to search for very long-lived neutral particles as well as mini-charged particles; and, briefly delineate plans for an astroparticle extension of MoEDAL called Cosmic-MoEDAL.
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