Publications by James Frost

Search for new phenomena in dijet events using 37 fb^−1 of pp collision data collected at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.

Physical Review D American Physical Society 96 (2017) 052004-

M Aaboud, AJ Barr, AK Becker, F Giuli, C Gwenlan, CP Hays, C Issever, K Nagai, RB Nickerson, N Norjoharuddeen, MA Pickering, M Petrov, IPJ Shipsey, GHA Viehhauser, JC-L Tseng, G Aad, B Abbott, G Artoni, M Backes, L Beresford, D Bortoletto, J Burr, AM Cooper-Sarkar, WJ Fawcett, JA Frost

Dijet events are studied in the proton-proton collision data set recorded at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 3.5 fb^−1 and 33.5 fb^−1 respectively. Invariant mass and angular distributions are compared to background predictions and no significant deviation is observed. For resonance searches, a new method for fitting the background component of the invariant mass distribution is employed. The data set is then used to set upper limits at a 95% confidence level on a range of new physics scenarios. Excited quarks with masses below 6.0 TeV are excluded, and limits are set on quantum black holes, heavy W' bosons, W* bosons, and a range of masses and couplings in a Z' dark matter mediator model. Model-independent limits on signals with a Gaussian shape are also set, using a new approach allowing factorization of physics and detector effects. From the angular distributions, a scale of new physics in contact interaction models is excluded for scenarios with either constructive or destructive interference. These results represent a substantial improvement over those obtained previously with lower integrated luminosity.

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