The MoEDAL Experiment at the LHC - Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model
University of Alberta
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Published online: 3 August 2018
MoEDAL is a pioneering experiment designed to search for highly ionizing 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. It started data taking at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, in 2015. MoEDAL’s 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; and what is the nature of dark matter. MoEDAL’s purpose is to meet such far-reaching challenges at the frontier of the field. We will present an overview of the MoEDAL detector, including the planned MAPP subdetector, as well as MoEDAL’s physics program. The concluding section highlights our first physics results on Magnetic Monopole production, that are the world’s best for Monopoles with multiple magnetic charge.
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