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dc.contributor.authorKruskal, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-19T16:25:57Z
dc.date.available2016-02-19T16:25:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/14522
dc.description.abstractDespite making up over 80% of the matter in the universe, very little is known about dark matter. Its only well-established property is that it interacts gravitationally, but does not interact with ordinary matter through any of the other known forces. Specific details such as the number of dark matter particles, their quantum properties, and their interactions remain elusive and are only loosely constrained by experiments. In this dissertation I describe a novel search for a particular type of dark matter that couples preferentially to heavy quarks, using LHC proton-proton collisions at ATLAS. With a model-independent framework, comparisons are made to results obtained from other dark matter searches, and new limits are set on various interaction strengths.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectParticle physicsen_US
dc.subjectATLASen_US
dc.subjectEFTen_US
dc.subjectLHCen_US
dc.subjectWIMPen_US
dc.subjectBottom quarken_US
dc.subjectDark matteren_US
dc.titleA search for dark matter with bottom quarksen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2016-02-13T02:21:29Z
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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