We explain how the landscape can make predictions for Higgs and sparticle masses.

A power-law draw to large soft terms coupled with the ABDS anthropic condition that he derived weak scale be within a factor of a few of our measured value leads to m(h)~125 GeV with sparticles above present LHC limits. The spectra that emerges is that of radiatively driven natural SUSY. We show why such natural...

Primordial gravitational waves (GWs) can be generated during different eras of early cosmic evolution, including inflation, cosmic phase transition, reheating/preheating, and so on. In this talk, I will first introduce the amplified GWs through parametric resonance during inflation in the Cherns-Simons gravity. Then, I will introduce the scalar induced GWs accompanied with the production of...

In the recent years, several measurements of $B$-decays with flavor changing neutral currents, i.e. $b\to s$ transitions hint at deviations from the Standard Model (SM) predictions. These decays are forbidden at tree-level in the SM and can only proceed via suppressed loop level or box diagrams. Rare decays of $B$ mesons are an ideal probe to search for phenomena beyond the SM, since...

Many extensions of the standard model predict new particles with long lifetimes or other properties, that give rise to non-conventional signatures in the detector. We present recent results of searches for new physics from such non-conventional signatures obtained using data recorded by the CMS experiment using the full Run-II LHC data-set.

I describe the Sequestered Inflation as presented in the recent works with M. Gunaydin, A. Linde, Y. Yamada and T. Wrase in 2008.01494, 2108.08491, 2108.08492. We construct supergravity models allowing to sequester the phenomenology of inflation from the Planckian energy scale physics. The procedure consists of two steps: At Step I we study supergravity models associated with string theory or...

The SBC Collaboration is constructing a 10-kg liquid argon bubble chamber with scintillation readouts. The goal is to achieve 100 eV nuclear recoils detection with near-complete discrimination against electron recoil events. In addition to a dark matter search, SBC targets a CEvNS measurement of MeV-scale neutrinos from nuclear reactors. A high-statistics, high signal-to-background detection...

The dark sector may be as rich and varied as the standard model. Twin Higgs models, which explain the little hierarchy problem, provide a compelling and predictive realization of such a dark sector, where the standard model field content is copied in a hidden sector. I show how spontaneously breaking the twin color can naturally lead to asymmetric dark matter and baryogenesis in addition to...

Primordial black holes (PBHs) may form when the high peaks of the primordial density perturbation re-enter the Hubble horizon, while at the same time gravitational waves induced by the density perturbation at second order are generated. Currently observational constraints make it possible for asteroid-mass PBHs to be all dark matter, whose concomitant induced GWs are in the millihertz band. I...

We consider an explicit effective field theory example based on the Bousso-Polchinski framework with a large number N of hidden sectors contributing to supersymmetry breaking. Each contribution comes from four form quantized fluxes, multiplied by random couplings. The soft terms in the observable sector in this case become random variables, with mean values and standard deviations which are...

We study the supersymmetric (SUSY) effects on $C_7(\mu_b)$ and $C'_7(\mu_b)$

which are the Wilson coefficients (WC) for $b \to s \gamma$ at b quark

mass scale $\mu_b$ and are closely related to radiative B meson decays.

The SUSY-loop contributions to $C_7(\mu_b)$ and $C'_7(\mu_b)$ are calculated

at leading order (LO) in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) with

general...

A quirk propagating through a detector is subject to the Lorentz force, a new confining gauge force, and the frictional force from ionization energy loss. At the LHC, it was found that the monojet search and the coplanar search were able to constrain such a quirk signal. Inspired by the coplanar search proposed by S. Knapen et. al, we develop a new search that also utilizes the information of...

String theory has no parameter except the string scale $M_S$, so the Planck scale $M_\text{Pl}$, the supersymmetry-breaking scale $m_{\rm susy}$, the electroweak scale $m_\text{EW}$ as well as the vacuum energy density (cosmological constant) $\Lambda$ are to be determined dynamically at any local minimum solution in the string theory landscape. Here we consider a model that links the...

We explore the direct Higgs-top CP structure via the $pp \to t\bar{t}h$ channel with machine learning techniques, considering the clean $h \to \gamma\gamma$ final state at the high luminosity LHC~(HL-LHC). We show that a combination of a comprehensive set of observables, that include the $t\bar{t}$ spin-correlations, with mass minimization strategies to reconstruct the $t\bar{t}$ rest frame...

I will report the current progress in our works on the detection of primordial black holes (PBHs) with gravitational waves, including the transients and the stochastic background of gravitational waves (SGWB). The observations of gravitational waves by LIGO open a new window to probe the PBHs, which could be a viable candidate of cold dark matter. We find that the scenario of PBHs can explain...

Primordial black holes (PBH) are a natural and generic dark matter candidate in supersymmetry. In the early universe, the flat directions of supersymmetry form scalar condensates with large expectation values. These condensates can subsequently fragment into non-topological solitons, SUSY Q-balls, which become the building blocks of PBHs. The PBH masses resulting from supersymmetry naturally...

We describe the computation of the scattering amplitudes of massive spin-2 Kaluza-Klein excitations in a gravitational theory with a single compact extra dimension, whether flat or warped. These scattering amplitudes are characterized by intricate cancellations between different contributions: although individual contributions may grow as fast as O(s^5), the full results grow only as O(s). We...

In this talk I review recent work on constructing a Penrose limit for the warped type IIB $AdS_6\times S^2\times \Sigma_2$ solutions and determining the spectrum of the Green-Schwarz string in the background.

The properties of primordial curvature perturbations on small scales are still unknown while those on large scales have been well probed by the observations of the cosmic microwave background anisotropies and the large scale structure. We propose the reconstruction method of primordial curvature perturbations on small scales through the merger rate of binary primordial black holes, which could...

In several searches for additional Higgs bosons at the LHC,

in particular the CMS search in the·

$pp \to \phi \to t \bar t$ channel and the ATLAS search in·

the $pp \to \phi \to \tau^+\tau^-$

channel, a local excess at

the level of $3\,\sigma$ or above has been observed·

at a mass scale of $m_\phi \approx 400$GeV.·

We investigate to what extent a possible signal in those

channels could...

The observation of 236 MeV muon neutrinos from kaon-decay-at-rest (KDAR) originating in the core of the Sun would provide a unique signature of dark matter annihilation. Since excellent angle and energy reconstruction are necessary to detect this monoenergetic, directional neutrino flux, DUNE with its vast volume and reconstruction capabilities, is a promising candidate for a KDAR neutrino...

We discuss a ∼ 3 σ signal (local) in the light Higgs-boson search in the diphoton decay mode at ∼ 96 GeV as reported by CMS, together with a ∼ 2 σ excess (local) in the b̄b final state at LEP in the same mass range. We interpret this possible signal as a Higgs boson in the 2 Higgs Doublet Model with an additional complex Higgs singlet (2HDMS). We find that the lightest CP-even Higgs boson of...

The axion objects such as axion mini-clusters and axion clouds around spinning black holes induce parametric resonances of electromagnetic waves through the axion-photon interaction. In particular, it has been known that the resonances from the axion with the mass around mueV may explain the observed fast radio bursts (FRBs). Here we argue that similar bursts of high frequency gravitational...

If the dark matter annihilation cross-section is velocity-dependent, then gamma-ray signals from astrophysical targets depend non-trivially on the dark matter velocity distribution. Since different targets can have different characteristic velocity scales, analyses of ensembles of targets can potentially find evidence for particular scenarios of dark matter microphysics. We discuss recent...

Extensive searches to probe the particle nature of dark matter (DM) have been going on for some decades now but, so far, no conclusive evidence has been found. Among various options, the Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMP) remains one of the prime

possibilities as candidates for DM near the TeV scale. Taking a phenomenological view, such null results may be explained for a generic...

Pulsar timing arrays record the arrival time of radio pulses from dozens of millisecond pulsars. The pulsars of different sky locations construct a network that is sensitive to gravitational waves and dark matter signals. There are three Pulsar timing arrays in the world, PPTA, EPTA and NANOGrav, that are actively gathering pulsar timing data with very high precision. In this talk, we use the...

In this talk I will start with a brief introduction of N=4 supergravity and the known results about the anomalies and divergences of N=4 supergravity in the literature. From there I will motivate the necessity for studying N=4 supergravity from the superconformal approach and discuss a systematic way to construct N=4 conformal supergravity. Then I will discuss how to use the superconformal...

The presence of charged Higgs bosons is a generic prediction of multiplet extensions of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs sector. Focusing on the Two-Higgs-Doublet-Model (2HDM), we discuss the charged Higgs boson collider phenomenology in the theoretically and experimentally viable parameter space. While almost all existing experimental searches at the LHC target the fermionic decays of charged...

We explore the possibility of displaced Higgs production from the decays of the heavy fermions in the Type-III seesaw extension of the Standard Model at the LHC/FCC and the muon collider. The displaced heavy fermions and the Higgs boson can be traced back by measuring the displaced charged tracks of the charged leptons along with the $b$-jets. The prospects of the transverse and longitudinal...

We revisit the Higgs-invisible decay branching ratio in Higgs-portal dark matter models.

If the mass of the dark matter is slightly below the half of the mass of the Higgs boson, then pairs of the DM particles annihilate into the SM particles efficiently thanks to the Higgs resonance. The DM-Higgs coupling is required to be small to obtain the right amount of the dark matter relic abundance....

Binary extreme-mass-ratio inspiral (b-EMRIs) consists of a stellar-mass binary black hole orbiting around a supermassive massive black hole. Such a three-body system emits simultaneously low-frequency (milli-Hertz) gravitational waves and high-frequency (hundred Hertz) ones. Therefore, it is ideal for testing the dispersion of gravitational waves. In this talk, I will show how such systems...

We present a summary of searches for new heavy resonances decaying into pairs or triplets of bosons, performed on proton-proton collision data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. A common feature of these analyses is the boosted topology, namely the decay products of the considered bosons (both electroweak W, Z bosons and the Higgs boson) are...

After the discovery of Higgs boson and gravitational wave (GW), the phase transition GW becomes a new and realistic approach to explore new physics and the fundamental physics. However, current predictions on the phase transition GW have large uncertainties from energy budget, bubble

wall velocity and so on. We study how to obtain more precise phase transitional GW

We study observable signals from dark matter that self-annihilates via Sommerfeld effect in dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs). Since the effect of the Sommerfeld enhancement depends on the velocity of dark matter, it is crucial to determine the profile of dSphs to compute the J-factor, i.e., the line-of-sight integral of density squared. In our study we use the prior distributions of the...

We revisit the scalar singlet dark matter (DM) accompanied by vectorlike dark leptons in two scenarios: in case I, the dark sector consists of a Dirac fermionic doublet; while in case II, a doublet fermion and a singlet. In both cases, the dark leptons couple with other dark sector particles and the Standard Model (SM) via gauge and Yukawa interactions. As a result, (i) new DM annihilation...

In the era of gravitational wave astronomy/cosmology, it is important not only to improve the sensitivity of existing detectors but also to extend detectable frequency range with novel methods. We show that gravitational waves can induce resonant spin precessions of electrons (magnon) in the presence of an external magnetic field. This phenomenon, we call it graviton-magnon resonance, enables...

The landscape of supergravity theories arising from string compactifications is highly constrained by the internal geometry. In this talk, I will argue that, rather than being a limitation of string model building, these geometric constraints reflect physical consistency conditions that delineate the landscape from the swampland. I will focus on constructions of 8d and 6d supergravity theories...

After motivating gravity and cosmology beyond general relativity, I will review some theories and their phenomenologies, inclucing gravitational wave physics.

In this talk, I will present the phenomenology of dark-matter production in the case where it is both produced by a freeze-out or freeze-in mechanism and by the evaporation of primordial black holes. I will show that the presence of a vector mediator between the hidden and the visible sector affects the production of dark-matter particles as well as its phase space distribution. I will also...

We discuss phenomenological viability of a novel inflationary model in the minimal gauge mediated supersymmetry breaking scenario. In this model, cosmic inflation is realized in the flat direction along the messenger supermultiplets and a natural dark matter candidate is the gravitino from the out-of-equilibrium decay of the bino-like neutralino at late times, which is called the superWIMP...

Gauge coupling unification in the Supersymmetric Standard Models strongly implies the

Grand Unified Theories (GUTs). With the grand desert hypothesis, we show that

the supersymmetric GUTs can be probed at the future proton-proton (pp) colliders and

Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. For the GUTs with the GUT scale $M_{GUT} \le 1.0\times 10^{16}$~GeV,

we can probe the dimension-six proton decay...

Leptoquarks (LQ) are predicted by many new physics theories to describe the similarities between the lepton and quark sectors of the Standard Model and offer an attractive potential explanation for the lepton flavour anomalies observed at LHCb and flavour factories. The ATLAS experiment has a broad program of direct searches for leptoquarks, coupling to the first-, second- or third-generation...

The Circular Electron Positron Collider is designed to deliver 1 M Higgs boson, 100 M W boson, 1 Tera Z boson in roughly 10 years of data taking. It is not only a machine for precision measurement but also a Discovery machine. To quantify its physics potential and comparative advantages compared to other facilities, intensive physics studies have been performed, aiming at CEPC physics white...

We perform an analysis of the vacuum stability of the neutral scalar potential of the $\mu$-from-$\nu$ Supersymmetric Standard Model ($\mu\nu$SSM). As an example scenario, we discuss the alignment without decoupling limit of the $\mu\nu$SSM. We demonstrate that in this limit large parts of the parameter space feature unphysical minima that are deeper than the electroweak minimum. In order to...

A $t$-channel singularity of a cross section occurs in a $2\to 2$ process when the mediator is allowed to be on-shell, i.e. when the process can be treated as a sequence of a $1\to 2$ decay and a $2\to 1$ inverse decay. If, moreover, the mediator is stable, this singularity cannot be regularized within the common Breit-Wigner approach.

In this talk I will discuss the conditions for the...

A fraction of the dark matter in the solar neighborhood might be composed of non-galactic particles with speeds larger than the escape velocity of the Milky Way. The non-galactic dark matter flux would enhance the sensitivity of direct detection experiments, due to the larger momentum transfer to the target. In this note, we calculate the impact of the dark matter flux from the Local Group and...

Based on 3 papers: arXiv:2002.05554, 2003.01662, 2011.12848

1.“A Novel Scenario in the Semi-constrained NMSSM,” JHEP 06, 078 (2020)

2.“Funnel annihilations of light dark matter and the invisible decay of the Higgs boson,”Phys. Rev. D 101, no.9, 095028 (2020)

3. “Higgsino Asymmetry and Direct-Detection Constraints of Light Dark Matter in the NMSSM with Non-Universal Higgs Masses,” Chin. Phys....

In high-scale supersymmetry where all sparticles, except gravitino, are heavier than inflaton, an EeV-scale gravitino is suited for dark matter. Gravitino may be produced not only from scatterings of thermal particles but also from radiative decay of inflaton even when there is no direct coupling between the two. I will argue that in a viable inflation model based on no-scale supergravity, the...

We present an overview of searches for new physics with top and bottom quarks in the final state, using proton-proton collision data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The results cover non-SUSY based extensions of the SM, including heavy gauge bosons or excited third generation quarks. Decay channels to vector-like top partner quarks are also...

The discovery of the Higgs boson marked the beginning of a new era in HEP. Precision measurement of the Higgs boson properties and exploring new physics beyond the Standard Model using Higgs as a tool become a natural next step beyond the LHC. Among the proposed Higgs factories worldwide, the Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC) is proposed by the Chinese HEP community and to be hosted...

The Belle II experiment at the asymmetric $e^+e^-$ collider, SuperKEKB, is a substantial upgrade of the Belle/KEKB experiment. Belle II aims to record 50 ab$^{-1}$ of data over the course of the project. During the first physics runs in 2018-2020, around 100 fb$^{-1}$ of data were collected. These early data include specifically-designed low-multiplicity triggers which allow a variety of...

I will discuss recent progress in finding and classifying de Sitter vacua in supergravity. I will also comment on the evidence that models with de Sitter vacua with massless gravitini in the swampland.

What is the upper limit of the mass of the neutralino dark matter whose thermal relic is consistent with the observation? If the neutralino dark matter and colored sparticles are extremely degenerated in mass, with a mass difference less than the QCD scale, the dark matter annihilation is significantly increased and enjoys the "second freeze-out" after the QCD phase transition. In this case,...

We discuss the preinflationary dynamics of the spatially flat FLRW universe filled with a single scalar field that has the generic potentials, in the framework of loop quantum cosmology. The evolution can be divided into two different classes, one is dominated initially (at the quantum bounce) by the kinetic energy of the scalar field, and one is not. In both cases, we identify numerically the...

Missing transverse momentum (MET) is a critical observable for physics searches in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. This talk describes these various novel approaches and their performance. ATLAS employs a suite of working points for missing transverse momentum (MET) reconstruction, and each is optimal for different event topologies. A new neural network can exploit...

We will consider the proton decay in a class of minimal SU(5) GUTs mediated by color-triplets Higgsinos. Even though their masses are comparable with the GUT scale, they can still yield a shorter lifetime for the proton, especially in the low tan beta region. In this work, we consider several threshold effects from Planck-suppressed operators, which lead to heavier triplet Higgsinos as well as...

Lorentz symmetry is the cornerstone of modern physics, and is consistent with all experiments carried out so far. However, due to various motivations, gravitational theories with Lorentz symmetry breaking have been proposed, and one of the examples is the Horava-Lifshitz theory, motivated by the quantization of gravity. Another example is the Einstein-aether (æ-) theory, which is a...

We explore a missing-partner model based on the minimal SU(5) gauge group with 75, 50 and 50 Higgs representations, assuming a super-GUT CMSSM scenario in which soft supersymmetry-breaking parameters are universal at some high scale above the GUT scale. We identify regions of parameter space that are consistent with the cosmological dark matter density, the measured Higgs mass and the...

The Gravity effects play an important role both in the black hole scattering and early universe inflation. On the other hand, extremely heavy dynamic systems, e.x. The black hole and early universe, provide a natural environment for detecting classical and quantum gravitational effects. In this talk, we majorly focus on the theoretical part of the gravity effects. We propose a systematic...

The Bell inequality is a principal touchstone of testing the local realism posited by Einstein at the time of the formation of quantum theory. The violations of the Bell inequality have been found with the measured system of photons, electrons or nucleons at low energies, which reject local realism. Extending to systems with higher energies will be important for establishing the nonlocal...

The orbital period loss of Hulse-Taylor binary system was the first indirect evidence of gravitational wave (GW) which confirms Einstein's general theory of relativity to a very good extent. However the uncertainty in the measurement of GW from observation and GR prediction allows us to probe physics beyond the standard picture. In this talk I will discuss about probing beyond standard model...

Results from the CMS experiment are presented for searches for strong supersymmetric with decays to hadronic final states. The searches use proton-proton collision data with luminosity up to 137 fb-1 recorded by the CMS detector at center of mass energy 13 TeV during the LHC Run 2.

The non-observation of conclusive WIMP signals raises the question whether WIMPs can still account for the dark matter of the universe. In this talk I will present results from a global analysis of effective field theory operators describing the interactions between WIMPs and Standard Model particles. In this bottom-up approach, the global fitting framework GAMBIT is used to simultaneously...

After the recent update of the European Strategy an International Muon Collider Collaboration is forming. The talk will give an overview of the project and the plans of the collaboration. It will highlight some of the challenges and the technologies to address them.

A fast-spinning axion can dominate the Universe at early times and generates the so-called kination era. The presence of kination imprints a smoking-gun spectral enhancement in the primordial gravitational-wave (GW) background. Current and future-planned GW observatories could constrain particle theories that generate the kination phase. Surprisingly, the viable parameter space allows for a...

The reconstruction and calibration of hadronic final states is an extremely challenging experimental aspect of measurements and searches at the LHC. This talk summarizes the latest results from ATLAS for jet reconstruction and calibration. New approaches to jet inputs better utilize relationships between calorimeter and tracking information to significantly improve the reconstruction of jet...

Feebly Interacting Massive Particles (FIMPs) are dark matter candidates that never thermalize in the early universe and whose production takes place via decays and/or scatterings of thermal bath particles. If FIMPs interactions with the thermal bath are renormalizable, a scenario which is known as freeze-in, production is most efficient at temperatures around the mass of the bath particles and...

Despite the absence of experimental evidence, weak-scale supersymmetry remains one of the best motivated and studied Standard Model extensions. This talk summarizes recent ATLAS results on inclusive searches for supersymmetric squarks of the first two generations and gluinos, focusing on decay modes in which R-parity is conserved and therefore the lightest SUSY particle is a stable dark matter...

The talk will summarise the status of the muon collider physics potential assessment

There are strong interests in considering ultra-light scalar fields (especially axion) around a rapidly rotating black hole because of the possibility of observing gravitational waves from axion condensate (axion cloud) around black holes. Motivated by this consideration, we propose a new method to study the dynamics of an ultra-light scalar field with self-interaction around a rapidly...

Extensions of the two higgs doublet models with a singlet scalar can easily accommodate all current experi-

mental constraints and are highly motivated candidates for Beyond Standard Model Physics. It can success-

fully provide a dark matter candidate, explain baryogenesis and provide gravitational wave signals. In this

work, we focus on the dark matter phenomenology of the two higgs...

The minimal U$(1)_𝑋$ extension of the Standard Model (SM) is a simple and well-motivated extension of the SM, which supplements the SM with the seesaw mechanism for naturally generating the light neutrino masses and offers various interesting phenomenologies.In the model, the U$(1)_𝑋$ charge of each SM field is characterized by the U$(1)_𝑋$ charge of the SM Higgs doublet with a free parameter...

We show that photon spheres of supermassive black holes generate high-frequency stochastic gravitational waves through

the photon-graviton conversion.

Remarkably, the frequency is universally determined as $m_e\sqrt{m_e /m_p} \simeq 10^{20} \text{Hz}$ in terms of the proton mass $m_p$ and the electron mass $m_e$.

It turns out that the density parameter of the stochastic gravitational...

In this talk I will discuss the case of a light LSP (lighter than half the Higgs mass) in pMSSM, NMSSM as well as both these models extended with a right handed sneutrino. In addition I will point out some new strategies for heavy higgs searches in electroweakino final states as well as remind us of the importance of the precision calculations in the Higgs sector for the phenomenology.

I shall review the motivations for grand unification and summarize recent progress in this field.

The diphoton channel at lepton colliders, $e^+e^- (\mu^+\mu^-) \to \gamma \gamma$, has a remarkable feature that the leading new physics contribution comes only from dimension-eight operators. This contribution is subject to a set of positivity bounds, derived from fundamental principles of Quantum Field Theory, such as unitarity, locality, analyticity and Lorentz invariance. These...

I will describe the construction of a curious 4-derivative extension of 6D, N=(1,0) supergravity coupled to hypermultiplets whose scalar fields parametrize a quaternionic projective space. Surprisingly, we find that the inclusion of the Riemann-squared term is not allowed. Dimensional reduction of Bergshoeff-de Roo heterotic supergravity with Riemann-squared terms, on the other hand, suggests...

Fermilab has just announced a new experimental result for muon g-2. The statistical uncertainty of the new result is similar to the previous BNL result and the central value is consistent. The combined value is now 4.2 standard deviation away from the Standard Model prediction. For the Standard Model prediction, the two hadronic contributions, HVP (hadronic vacuum polarization) and HLbL...

I describe a reanalysis of data sets that have previously been found to harbor evidence for an unidentified X-ray line at 3.5 keV in order to quantify the robustness of earlier results that found significant evidence for a new X-ray line at this energy. The 3.5 keV line is intriguing in part because of possible connections to dark matter. We analyze observations from the XMM-Newton and...

Naturalness arguments for weak-scale supersymmetry favour supersymmetric partners of the third generation quarks with masses light enough to be produced at the LHC. The ATLAS experiment has a variety of analyses devoted to direct production of stops and sbottoms, exploiting novel reconstruction and analysis techniques. This talk presents recent results from these searches and their...

Many new physics models, e.g., compositeness, extra dimensions, extended Higgs sectors, supersymmetric theories, and dark sector extensions, are expected to manifest themselves in the final states with leptons and photons. This talk presents searches in CMS for new phenomena in the final states that include leptons and photons, focusing on the recent results obtained using the full Run-II...

I will argue that the slope of the spectrum of

gravitational waves may provide us evidence of

superstring effects in early universe cosmology. Both

String Gas Cosmology and the S-Brane Mediated Ekpyrotic

scenario predict a blue tilt of the tensor spectrum.

I argue that generic features of string compactifications, namely a high scale of supersymmetry breaking and one or more epochs of modulus domination, can accommodate superheavy neutralino dark matter with a mass around 10^10−10^11 GeV. Interestingly, this mass range may also explain the recent detection of ultra-high-energy neutrinos by IceCube and ANITA via dark matter decay.

The search for dark matter (DM) weakly interacting massive particles with noble elements has probed masses down and below a GeV/c^2. The ultimate limit is represented by the experimental threshold on the energy transfer to the nuclear recoil. Currently, the experimental sensitivity has reached a threshold equivalent to a few ionization electrons. In these conditions, the contribution of a...

Abstract

Recently, there has been great interest in beyond-the-Standard Model (BSM) physics involving new low-mass matter and mediator particles. One such model, U(1)T3R, proposes a new U(1) gauge symmetry under which only right-handed fermions of the standard model are charged, as well as the addition of new vector-like fermions (e.g., chi_t) and a new dark scalar particle (phi) whose vacuum...

Results from the CMS experiment are presented for searches for supersymmetric stop and sbottom production. A variety of final state decays are considered with an emphasis on targeting difficult to reach kinematic regions. The searches use proton-proton collision data with luminosity up to 137 fb-1 recorded by the CMS detector at center of mass energy 13 TeV during the LHC Run 2

A scheme of simplified smooth hybrid inflation is realized in the framework of supersymmetric $SU(5)$. The smooth model of hybrid inflation provides a natural solution to the monopole problem that appears in the breaking of $SU(5)$ gauge symmetry. The supergravity corrections with nonminimal Kahler potential are shown to play important role in realizing inflation with a red-tilted scalar...

Hadronic vacuum polarization is a key ingredient of the SM prediction for g-2. However, it also enters the global EW fit, linking both of them. In this talk I discuss this interplay as well as the possible presence of NP in the EW fit and g-2.

We consider the positivity bounds on dimension-8 four-electron operators and study two related phenomenological aspects at future lepton colliders. First, if positivity is violated, probing such violations will revolutionize our understanding of the fundamental pillars of quantum field theory and the S-matrix theory. Second, the positive nature of the dimension-8 parameter space allows us to...

We discuss the footprint of evaporation of primordial black holes (PBHs) on stochastic gravitational waves(GWs) induced by scalar perturbations. We consider the case where PBHs once dominated the Universe but eventually evaporated before the big bang nucleosynthesis. The reheating through the PBH evaporation could end with a sudden change in the equation of state of the Universe compared to...

The direct pair-production of the tau-lepton super-partner, stau, is one of the most interesting channels to search for SUSY. First of all the stau is with high probability the lightest of the scalar leptons. Secondly the signature of stau pair production signal events is one of the most difficult ones, yielding to the 'worst' and so most global scenario for the searches. The current...

Vector like quarks appear in many theories beyond the Standard Model as a way to cancel the mass divergence for the Higgs boson. The talk will focus on the most recent results using 13 TeV pp collision data collected by the ATLAS detector. This presentation will address the analysis techniques, in particular the selection criteria, the background modelling and the related experimental...

Abstract: A large amount of data from dwarf galaxies to galaxy clusters appears to indicate that dark matter (DM) acts like a collisional fluid at galaxy scales to a collisionless fluid at the scale of galaxy clusters. We will discuss a particle physics model with the standard model extended with a gauged abelian hidden sector to explain this phenomenon. In this model dark matter consists of...

I will present a novel solution to the long-standing issue of obtaining de Sitter spacetimes from a pure Supergravity theory. Our model is based on the first superspace formulation of unimodular gravity, in conjunction with a (super)-Stueckelberg construction. I will then present a comparison between our model and other proposals in the literature, based on constrained superfields. Even...

The axion is a well-motivated candidate for the inflaton, as the radiative corrections that spoil many single-field models are avoided by virtue of its shift symmetry. However, axions generically couple to gauge sectors. As the axion rolls through its potential, this coupling can result in the production of a co-evolving thermal bath, a situation known as "warm inflation." Inflationary...

Supersymmetric flat directions develop large expectation values in the early universe, leading to formation of SUSY Q-balls and ultimately primordial black holes (PBH). This makes PBHs a natural and generic dark matter candidate in supersymmetry. The PBH masses resulting from supersymmetry naturally fall into the sublunar mass window, where the PBHs can account for all dark matter. We will...

In this talk, I will report the recent progresses on the foundation of unification theory and the projects on the space-based gravitation wave detections. I shall briefly outline that the foundation of the hyperunified field theory based on the maximum coherence motion principle and maximum entangled-qubits motion principle as well as gauge and scaling invariance principle enables us to make...

In a fertile patch of the string landscape with the MSSM as the low energy EFT,

it is expected that soft terms scan as a power law thus favoring large soft terms.

This is to be balanced by the ABDS anthropic requirement that the pocket universe weak scale be not too far removed from our measured value. Under such conditions, the landscape predicts a Higgs mass of ~125 gev with sparticles...

Different aspects of explicit dS proposals in string theory have recently come under intense scrutiny. One key ingredient is D7-brane gaugino condensation, which can be straightforwardly treated using effective 4d supergravity. However, it is also desirable to derive the relevant scalar potential directly from a 10d Lagrangian which captures the interactions among the various localized sources...

Reactor experiments provide an excellent platform to investigate the atomic ionization effects induced by the unexplored neutrino interaction channels. Including the atomic effects in our calculations, we study the neutrino-electron scattering by reactor anti-neutrinos in low-energy electron recoil detectors such as Si/Ge in light of neutrino non-standard interactions with leptons. We find...

We introduce improved Leinartas algorithm, to simplify multivariate rational functions via partial fraction decomposition. We use this algorithm to simplify IBP reduction coefficients, dramatically shorten the size of the coefficients. This algorithm can also be used to simply rational functions in other fields of theoretical physics.

In this talk, we point out a novel signature of physics beyond the Standard Model which could potentially be observed both at the LHC and at future colliders. This signature, which emerges naturally within many proposed extensions of the Standard Model, results from the multiple displaced vertices associated with the successive decays of unstable, long-lived particles along the same decay...

We introduce WimPyDD, a modular, object–oriented and customizable Python code that calculates accurate predictions for the expected rates in WIMP direct–detection experiments within the framework of Galilean–invariant non–relativistic effective theory in virtually any scenario, including inelastic scattering, an arbitrary WIMP spin and a generic WIMP velocity distribution in the Galactic halo....

The first results of the Fermilab Muon $g−2$ experiment are in full agreement with the previous BNL measurement and push the world average deviation in $\Delta a_\mu$ from the Standard Model to 4.2 $\sigma$. In this talk I will present an extensive survey of its impact on beyond the Standard Model physics, focusing on simple extensions of the standard model, based on arXiv:2104.03691. In...

Recent measurements of the germanium quenching factor deviate significantly from the predictions of the standard Lindhard model for nuclear recoil energies below a keV. This departure may be explained by the Migdal effect in neutron scattering on germanium. In this talk, we will discuss the Migdal effect on the quenching factor, We show it can mimic the signal of a light Z′ or light scalar...

Higgsinos are a particularly compelling form of dark matter, and are on the verge of detection by multiple current experimental avenues. They can arise in models with decoupled scalars that enjoy the benefits of depending on very few parameters while still explaining gauge coupling unification, dark matter, and most of the hierarchy between the Planck and electroweak scales, and they remain...

Triggering long-lived particles (LLPs) at the first stage of the trigger system is very crucial in LLP searches to ensure that we do not miss them at the very beginning. The future High Luminosity runs of the Large Hadron Collider will have an increased number of pile-up events per bunch crossing. There will be major upgrades in hardware, firmware and software sides, like tracking at level-1...

I will show that color-breaking vacua may develop at high temperature in the Mini-Split SUSY scenario. This can lead to a nontrivial cosmological history of the universe, including strong first order phase transitions and domain wall production. Given the typical PeV energy scale associated with Mini-Split SUSY models, a stochastic gravitational wave background at frequencies around 100 Hz is...

The Forward Physics Facility (FPF) at LHC has the potential to explore the far-forward region at LHC. FASER$\nu$ is the dedicated program at FPF to study collider neutrinos. Charged current neutrino interactions have been extensively studied in the context of various experiments, including FASER$\nu$. The presence of a charged lepton in the final state allows for easy identification of...

A pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson (pNGB) is an attractive candidate for dark matter due to the simple evasion of the current severe limits of dark matter direct detection experiments. One of the pNGB dark matter models has been proposed based on a gauged U(1) B−L symmetry. The pNGB has long enough lifetime to be a dark matter and thermal relic abundance can be fit with the observed value against...

This talk discusses new techniques to detect signatures potentially originating from long-lived particles in the CMS detector, presents recent results from such searches in CMS using the full Run-II data-set of the LHC, and discusses prospects for Run-III.

In this talk, I discuss cosmological models that account for both inflation and the generation of net baryon asymmetry in the context of high-scale supersymmetry. Two different classes of inflationary models can be distinguished in which the gravitino mass is above or below the inflationary scale. When supersymmetry is broken at some high scale, the inflationary potential may be perturbed,...

We initiate the study of a three dimensional disordered supersymmetric field theory. Specifically, we consider a N = 2 large N Wess-Zumino like model with cubic superpotential involving couplings drawn from a Gaussian random ensemble. Taking inspiration from analyses of lower dimensional SYK like models we demonstrate that the theory flows to a strongly coupled superconformal fixed point in...

We discuss a model with dark sector described by non-Abelian $SU(2)_D$ gauge symmetry where we introduce $SU(2)_L \times SU(2)_D$ bi-doublet vector-like leptons to generate active neutrino masses and kinetic mixing between $SU(2)_D$ and $U(1)_Y$ gauge fields at one-loop level. After spontaneous symmetry breaking of $SU(2)_D$, we have remnant $Z_4$ symmetry guaranteeing stability of dark matter...

The talk will address the potential of the muon collider to probe Supersymmetry and related ideas for physics Beyond the Standard Model.

We investigate simplified models involving an inert scalar triplet and vector-like leptons that can account for the muon g−2 anomaly. These simplified scenarios are embedded in a model that features W' and Z' bosons, which are subject to stringent collider bounds. The constraints coming from the muon g−2 anomaly are put into perspective with collider bounds, as well as bounds coming from...

The semileptonic B-decay anomalies could be a gateway to new physics. Of the theories and BSM models put forward, the vector charge-2/3 $U_1$ leptoquark (LQ) seems to be the best candidate to explain the anomalies seen in the $R_{D^{(*)}}$ and $R_{K^{(*)}}$ observables. In this talk, I will explore the LHC bounds on the $U_1$ leptoquark model. I will present a list of possible scenarios with...

Radiation produced by decaying/annihilating dark matter (DM) and evaporating primordial black holes (PBH) can ionize and heat up intergalactic medium (IGM) before reionization. Such effects can be efficiently probed using observations of cosmic microwave background (CMB) and 21cm signal of neutral hydrogen. In this talk I will show that CMB data from Planck and 21cm data from EDGES can set...

The proposed Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC) with a center-of-mass energy √ s = 240 GeV will serve as a Higgs factory, while it can offer good opportunity for new physics search at low energy, which is challenging in hadron colliders but motivated by some theory models such as dark matter. This talk will cover electroweak SUSY and slepton search prospects at CEPC.

In this talk, we present an extension of the SM featuring vector-like leptons and uncharged scalars in the BSM sector. We show that this theory allows to accommodate for the discrepancies in both the muon and electron anomalous magnetic moments simultaneously, without explicit violation of lepton flavor universality. Moreover, the theory remains physical and predictive until the Planck scale...

A wealth of physical information may be inferred from the singularities of scattering amplitudes. For the simplest interacting gauge theory, these singularities have been found to be encoded in beautiful mathematical objects known as cluster algebras. In this talk, I present evidence that cluster algebras may underlie the analytic structure of general quantum field theories. In particular, I...

We present a dark matter model to explain the excess events in the electron recoil data recently reported by the Xenon1T experiment. In our model, dark matter annihilates into a pair of on-shell particles , which subsequently decay into the final state; interacts with electrons to generate the observed excess events. Because of the mass hierarchy, the velocity of can be rather large and can...

While the hunt for new states beyond the standard model (SM) goes on for various well motivated theories, the leptoquarks are among the most appealing scenarios at recent times due to a series of tensions observed in B−decays. We consider two scalar leptoquarks, one being a singlet and the other a triplet under the electroweak gauge group, and respectively contributes to charged and neutral...

We show that using the full tower information in the form of an image,

a Convolutional Neural Network(CNN) can efficiently recognise Vector boson fusion(VBF)

signal from non VBF backgrounds at the Large Hadron Collider(LHC). As a concrete example, we compare with existing state-of-the-art techniques currently in use, we show that deep-learning algorithms like a CNN can significantly improve...

We study the prospects for indirect detection of dark matter (DM) in the Sun and in the Galactic halo using the Hyper-Kamiokande (HyperK) neutrino experiment, currently under construction. We undertook a dedicated simulation of the HyperK detector, which we benchmarked against results from the Super-Kamiokande (SuperK) experiment and HyperK physics projections. For DM annihilation to neutrino...

We study the impact of future electron-positron colliders, such as CEPC, ILC and FCC-$ee$, on global fits of the simplest supersymmetric models, such as the CMSSM and pMSSM-7, using GAMBIT and publicly available data published by the GAMBIT Community. From the impact of the additional likelihoods, we discuss the discovery prospects and reaches of future colliders.

The recent experimental result on the muon g-2 from Fermilab has confirmed the old Brookhaven result and increased the tension with the Standard Model. We investigate the electroweak sector of supersymmetry to explain the muon g-2 anomaly. We perform a scan of the SUGRA parameter space with the help of a neural network to identify the regions consistent with the g-2 anomaly. It is shown that a...

White dwarfs are the most abundant stellar remnants. They provide a promising means of probing dark matter (DM) interactions complimentary to direct searches. The scattering of DM off stellar constituents, ions or degenerate electrons, leads to gravitational capture, with important observational consequences. In particular, white dwarf heating due to the energy transfer in the DM capture and...

Based on the jet image approach, which treats the energy deposition in each calorimeter cell as the pixel intensity, the Convolutional neural network (CNN) method has been found to achieve a sizable improvement in jet tagging compared to the traditional jet substructure analysis.

In this work, the Mask R-CNN framework is adopted to reconstruct Higgs jets in collider-like events, with the...

Future lepton colliders such as the Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC) and FCC (Future Circular Collider)-ee would run as high-luminosity $Z$-boson factories, which offer a unique opportunity to study long-lived particles which couple to $Z$-bosons. We consider the long-lived lightest neutralinos in the R-parity-violating supersymmetry, produced from $Z$-boson decays, and show the...

During the upcoming Run 3, a new experimental program will be initiated at the LHC in its far-forward region that will focus on the search for highly-displaced decays of light unstable BSM particles in the FASER detector and on studying interactions of high-energy neutrinos in the FASERnu and SND@LHC experiments. To fully exploit the relevant physics potential, the experimental efforts should...

Cosmic photons from astrophysical sources are ideal for investigating the Lorentz symmetry violation (LV). A series of studies on high energy gamma-ray burst (GRB) photons suggest a light speed variation with linear energy dependence at the Lorentz violation scale of $3.6*10^{17}$ GeV, with subluminal propagation of high energy photons in cosmological space. Constraints on Lorentz violation...

We propose a model-independent framework to classify and study neutrino mass models and their phenomenology. The idea is to introduce one particle beyond the Standard Model which couples to leptons and carries lepton number together with an operator which violates lepton number by two units and contains this particle. This allows to study processes which do not violate lepton number, while...

The Nelson-Seiberg theorem and its extension relate supersymmetry breaking and R-symmetries in Wess-Zumino models, and found applications in phenomenology model building. We show that there are counterexample models with generic superpotential coefficients and non-generic R-charge assignment for fields. These models have more R-charge 2 fields than R-charge 0 fields, but give SUSY vacua with...

I review new tools for the computation of Kaluza-Klein mass spectra associated with compactifications around various background geometries relevant for string theory. This includes geometries with little to no remaining symmetries, hardly accessible to standard methods. The new tools build on exceptional field theory, the duality covariant formulation of supergravity. Applications include the...

We demonstrate the impact of non-perturbative effects on the annihilation cross section of DM in a model of simplified t-channel DM. Specifically, we study the case of Majorana fermion DM coupling to the standard model (SM) quarks via a colored scalar.

For DM masses in the GeV-TeV range, direct detection experiments strongly constrain the DM coupling to the SM quarks. From a cosmological...

I will discuss the current status of the production of stochastic GW backgrounds by cosmological phase transitions. Main focus will be the differences between fully hydrodynamic simulations and the recently presented hybrid approach. I will also touch on recent results on the energy budget of the phase transition and the LISA sensitivity forecasts using likelihood sampling.

Based on arXiv:...

The formation of primordial black hole (PBH) dark matter and the generation of scalar induced secondary gravitational waves (SIGWs) have been studied in the generic no-scale supergravity inflationary models. By adding an exponential term to the K\"ahler potential, the inflaton experiences a period of ultra-slow-roll and the amplitude of primordial power spectrum is enhanced to...

The Higgs boson mass has turned into a precision observable with an uncertainty of a few hundred MeV at the LHC and provides an important constraint on the parameter space of supersymmetric models. To have sensible limits, the experimental accuracy has to be matched by the precision of the theory predictions. Consequently, a tremendous effort has been put in the computation of the...

We examine the implications of non-standard cosmologies (NSCs) on Dark Matter. We present a detailed analysis of the impact of NSCs on frozen-in relics and examine their lower allowed mass limit. Moreover, we discuss how the ``natural" axion window can be extended, which can potentially help us to exclude NSCs once the axion is discovered.

We will discuss energy budget of first order phase transitions and identify models capable of supporting extreme supercooling necessary to feature bubble collisions as the main source of gravitational waves. We will also review the new semi-analytical calculation of the spectrum appropriate in such strong transitions.

In this talk I will discuss about Higgs inflation in the framework of a minimal extension of the Standard Model gauge symmetry by a U(1)_B−L factor. Furthermore I will talked about physics related to the nature of gravitino, considering possible scenarios, including that it is the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) where it can be considered as a DM candidate. The other possibility...

The Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (NMSSM) including additionally six leptonic singlet superfields can explain the small active neutrinos masses via the inverse seesaw mechanism (ISS), while it still allows for large values of the neutrino Yukawa couplings with a mass scale of sterile neutrinos of order TeV. While $R$-parity is conserved in this model, lepton...

We propose a leptoquark model with two scalar leptoquarks $S^{}_1 \left( \bar{3},1,\frac{1}{3} \right)$ and $\widetilde{R}^{}_2 \left(3,2,\frac{1}{6} \right)$ to give a combined explanation of neutrino masses, lepton flavor mixing and the anomaly of muon $g-2$, satisfying the constraints from the radiative decays of charged leptons. The neutrino masses are generated via one-loop corrections...

We study real higher-order constraints for ${\cal N}=1$ and ${\cal N}=2$ chiral superfields, which describe spontaneously broken (to ${\cal N}=0$) and non-linearly realized supersymmetry in the presence of a light axion of a spontaneously broken global $U(1)$. For ${\cal N}=1$ the constraint is of third order, while for ${\cal N}=2$ it is of fifth order and can be imposed on abelian vector or...

In this seminar, we consider a set of new symmetries in the SM: {\it diagonal reflection} symmetries $R \, m_{u,\nu}^{*} \, R = m_{u,\nu}, ~ m_{d,e}^{*} = m_{d,e}$ with $R =$ diag $(-1,1,1)$. These generalized $CP$ symmetries predict the Majorana phases to be $\alpha_{2,3} /2 \sim 0$ or $\pi /2$.

By combining the symmetries with the four-zero texture, the mass eigenvalues and mixing...

In light of the current situation that no direct sign of new particles has been observed so far,indirect searches of new particles become increasingly important.

Accurate theoretical predictions are inevitable in order to be able to indirectly find new physics and - in case of discovery - to identify the underlying model.

In this study, we calculated the full one-loop corrections to the...

Over the next few decades, we will have an exciting opportunity to detect GWs from the early Universe with space interferometers. In this talk, we first propose an efficient numerical scheme to calculate GWs from sound waves in first-order phase transitions, which reveals more detailed structure of the spectrum. Based on this simulation, we next discuss the possibility of the enhancement of...

High energy $e^+e^-$ colliders offer unique possibility for the most general search for dark matter (DM) based on the mono-photon signature. As any $e^+e^-$ collision processmay include hard initial-state photon radiation, analysis of the energy spectrum and angular distributions of observed photons can be used to search for hard processes with an invisible final state.

We consider...

We discuss supergravity inflation in braneworld cosmology for the class of potentials $V(\phi)=\alpha \phi^n\rm{exp}(-\beta^m \phi^m)$ with $m=1,~2$. These minimal SUGRA models evade the $\eta$ problem due to a broken shift symmetry and can easily accommodate the observational constraints. In the high energy regime $V/\lambda\gg 1$, the numerical predictions and approximate analytic formulas...

I will describe the four-derivative corrections to four-dimensional N=2 minimal gauged supergravity and show that they are controlled by two constants. Interestingly, the solutions of the equations of motion in the two-derivative theory are not modified by the higher-derivative corrections. I will use this to arrive at a general formula for the regularized on-shell action for any...

We study the connection between neutrino mass and two unsolved cosmological problems: the existence of dark matter (DM) and matter-antimatter asymmetry. To have a testable connection, we consider the low energy type Ib seesaw mechanism instead of the traditional type I seesaw mechanism. In the minimal type Ib seesaw mechanism, the effective neutrino mass operator involves two different Higgs...

I discuss to what extend LISA can observe features of gravitational wave spectra originating from cosmological first-order phase transitions. I focus on spectra which are of the form of double-broken power laws. These spectra are predicted by hydrodynamic simulations and also analytical models such as the sound shell model. I argue that the ratio of the two break frequencies is an interesting...

We consider Hybrid inflation and Tribrid Inflation models in no-scale supergravity framework. We show that a Starobinsky like inflation can be realized with asymptotically flat potentials. U(1)_R symmetry can be broken on the renormalizable level or by Planck suppressed non-renormalizable operators. A connection to the low energy physics as well as the neutrino masses is addressed.

I discuss the general Three-Higgs Doublet Model (3HDM) and identify all limits that lead to exact SM alignment. I focus on the most economic setting, called here the Maximally Symmetric Three-Higgs Doublet Model (MS-3HDM). The potential of the MS-3HDM obeys an Sp(6) symmetry, softly broken by bilinear masses and explicitly by hypercharge and Yukawa couplings through renormalisation-group...

[This is talk will be on Phys.Rev. D100 (2019) no.3, 035009 by Soumita Pramanick]

Using $S3\times Z_2$ symmetry a scotogenic model for realistic neutrino mixing

at one-loop level will be discussed. In this model, there are two right-handed neutrinos.

It was found when these two right-handed neutrinos are mixed maximally one can obtain the

form of the left-handed Majorana neutrino...

I will discuss various aspects of supersymmetric systems from the point of view of the theory of computational complexity. These include the claim that computing the Witten index of N=2 quantum mechanics is #P-complete and thus intractable. I will also discuss the complexity of finding supersymmetric ground states of local SUSY Hamiltonians and its implications for the problem of computing...

We study gravity wave production and baryogenesis at the electroweak phase transition in a real singlet scalar extension of the Standard Model, including vectorlike top partners, to generate the CP violation needed for electroweak baryogenesis (EWBG). The singlet makes the phase transition strongly first order through its coupling to the Higgs boson, and it spontaneously breaks CP invariance...

We discuss supergravity solutions that are holographically dual to supersymmetric CFTs that arise when various branes wrap a spindle. A spindle is a specific two dimensional orbifold: a two sphere with quantised conical deficits at each of the poles. We construct solutions describing the wrapped branes in gauged supergravity and then uplift them to D=10 and D=11 supergravity. Remarkably, in...

The finite modular symmetry provides us with an attractive and novel way to understand lepton flavor mixing, and has recently attracted a lot of attention. In a class of neutrino mass models with modular flavor symmetries, it has been observed that CP symmetry is preserved at the stabilizer of the modulus parameter $\tau = {\rm i}$, whereas significant CP violation emerges within the...

Extensions of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs sector allow for a rich cosmological history around the electroweak (EW) scale. In the context of the next-to 2HDM (N2HDM) we analyse the phenomena of EW symmetry non-restoration as well as vacuum trapping. We show that these phenomena can occur in relevant parts of the parameter space. Focusing on the type II N2HDM and taking into account various...

Charginos and neutralinos are often the lightest new particles predicted by a wide range of supersymmetry models, and the lightest neutralino is a well motivated and studied candidate for dark matter in models with R-parity conservation. The small direct production cross sections of electroweakinos leads to difficult searches, despite relatively clean final states. This talk will highlight the...

Innovative experimental techniques are needed to further search for dark matter weakly interacting massive particles. The ultimate limit is represented by the ability to efficiently reconstruct and identify nuclear and electron recoil events at the experimental energy threshold. Gaseous Time Projection Chambers (TPC) with optical readout are very promising candidates thanks to the 3D event...

We show that the four-dimensional Chern-Simons theory studied by Costello, Witten and Yamazaki, is, with Nahm pole-type boundary conditions, dual to a boundary theory that is a three-dimensional analogue of Toda theory with a novel 3d W-algebra symmetry. By embedding four-dimensional Chern-Simons theory in a partial twist of the five-dimensional maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on a...

Searches in CMS for dark matter particles, mediators, and dark sector extensions will be presented. Various final states, topologies, and kinematic variables are explored utilizing the full Run-II data-set collected at the LHC.

In order to solve the hierarchy problem, the relaxion must remain trapped in the correct minimum, even if the electroweak symmetry is restored after reheating. In this scenario, the relaxion starts rolling again until the back-reaction potential, with its set of local minima, reappears. Depending on the time of barrier-reappearance, Hubble friction alone may be insufficient to re-trap the...

We present a systematic investigation on simple inverse seesaw models for neutrino masses and flavor mixing based on the modular $S^{}_4$ symmetry. Two right-handed neutrinos and three extra fermion singlets are introduced to account for light neutrino masses through the inverse seesaw mechanism and to provide a keV-mass sterile neutrino as the candidate for warm dark matter in our Universe....

In the ''Minimal Supergravity Inflation'', whose only degrees of freedom are the (real) inflaton, gravitino, and graviton, an issue of the catastrophic production of slow gravitinos after inflation has been reported. We will briefly comment on the origin of such catastrophic production and propose an alternative model with the same physical degrees of freedom that is free from the issue. We...

In this talk, I will give an overview of the status and recent developments of FeynHiggs. Focusing on the calculation of the SM-like Higgs boson mass in the MSSM, I will highlight some of the recent improvements in the effective field theory calculation that are relevant for multi-scale hierarchies. I.e., I will discuss the case of a heavy gluino as well as the case of light non-SM-like Higgs...

Precision measurements and searches for new phenomena in the Higgs sector are among the most important goals in particle physics. Experiments at the Future Circular Colliders (FCC) are ideal to study these questions. Electron-positron collisions (FCC-ee) up to an energy of 365 GeV provide the ultimate precision with studies of Higgs boson couplings, mass, total width, and CP parameters, as...

A minimal model of $SU(5)$ Grand Unification is proposed. The model is entirely built out of the first five lowest dimensional $SU(5)$ representations. Charged and neutral fermion mass generation mechanisms are non-trivially linked together. The main predictions of the model are that $(i)$ the neutrinos are Majorana particles, $(ii)$ one neutrino is massless, $(iii)$ the neutrinos have normal...

We point out a novel role for the Standard Model neutrino in dark matter phenomenology where the exchange of neutrinos generates a long-range potential between dark matter particles. The resulting dark matter self interaction could be sufficiently strong to impact small-scale structure formation, without the need of any dark force carrier. This is a generic feature of theories where dark...

We consider scattering amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory. Apart from any physics motivation about the exponentiation of infrared divergences, purely from the positive geometry of the loop Amplituhedron, we find that the logarithm of the amplitude appears as a natural object to look at. Thinking about `negative geometries' gives a useful decomposition of the latter, different from usual...

We discuss a systematic classification of the models with the minimal field content to account for, at the same time, the g-2 anomaly, the ones emerging in decays of B-mesons and, finally, a viable thermal Dark Matter. We will illustrate, in some specific examples, the strong complementarity among flavor and Dark Matter observables.

This talk reviews recent work done in collaboration with H. Jang on recently discovered new supergravity actions. Besides the standard ones, they contain new terms that become singular when auxiliary fields vanish. Constraints on the magnitude of such new terms are found by standard low-energy effective field theory consistency checks. After discussing those constraints I will present a...

We propose a $SU(5) \times U(1)_{PQ}$ Majoron-axion model free of the axion domain wall, axion dark matter isocurvature, and $SU(5)$ monopole problems. The vectorlike fermions in the model are essential to achieving successful unification of the SM gauge couplings as well as the viability of the inflation scenarios. The $SU(5)$ symmetry is broken at $M_{GUT} \simeq (4-7)\times 10^{15}$ GeV and...

DEAP-3600 is a dark matter direct detection experiment running at the SNOLAB in Sudbury, Canada. The spherical detector is situated 2 km below the earth's surface with a low cosmic muon background environment consisting of 3.3 tonnes of liquid argon target surrounded by an array of 255 photomultiplier tubes. The major backgrounds for DEAP-3600 come from alpha particles induced by dust...

Scenarios in which right-handed light Standard Model fermions couple to a new gauge group, $U(1)_{T3R}$ can naturally generate a sub-GeV dark matter candidate. But such models necessarily have large couplings to the Standard Model, generally yielding tight experimental constraints.

We show that the contributions to $g_\mu-2$ from the dark photon and dark Higgs largely cancel out in the narrow...

As Higgs factory, Higgs study is one of the main physics goal at the CEPC. This presentation will present the latest Higgs results at CDR and new updates afterwards. In addition, the impact of 360 GeV run on CEPC Higgs physics will be addressed as well. Finally, some comparison with other colliders on physics will be discussed.

In the first part of the talk I will review the relation between the anomalies in six dimensions and the Chern-Simons couplings in five. These determine in particular the central charges of string-like BPS objects that cannot be consistently decoupled from gravity, a.k.a. supergravity strings. In the second part of the talk I will review how requiring that the worldsheet theory of the...

Abstract: In this talk I will present a model in which we minimally extend the Standard Model field content by adding new vector-like fermions at the TeV scale to allow gauge coupling unification at a realistic scale. We embed the model into a SU(5) GUT that is asymptotically safe and features an interacting fixed point for the gauge coupling. There are no Landau poles of the U(1) gauge ...

We analytically study the Fermi-gas formulation of sphere correlation functions of the Coulomb branch operators for 3d $\mathcal{N} = 4$ ADHM theory with a gauge group $U(N)$, an adjoint hypermultiplet and $l$ hypermultiplets which can describe a stack of $N$ M2-branes at $A_{l−1}$ singularities. We find that the leading coefficients of the perturbative grand canonical correlation functions...

I will discuss the Higgs-portal dark matter scenario in the 5-dimensional brane world cosmology, such as Randall-Sundrum cosmology and Gauss-Bonnet cosmology.

New light singlet scalars with flavor-specific couplings represent a phenomenologically distinctive and flavor-safe alternative to the well-studied possibility of Higgs-portal scalars. However, in contrast to the Higgs portal, flavor-specific couplings require an ultraviolet completion involving new heavy states charged under the Standard Model gauge symmetries, leading to a host of additional...

We propose a method to improve the efficiency of preselection in Higgs signal searches at CEPC.

For this propose we developed three machine learning algorithms including boosted decision tree algorithm, fully-connected neural networks and convolutional neural networks.

Among all these algorithms, we found the fully-connected neural networks gives the best prediction on Higgs signals....

We study for the first time the possibility of probing long-range fifth forces utilizing asteroid astrometric data, via the fifth force-induced orbital precession. We examine nine Near-Earth Object (NEO) asteroids whose orbital trajectories are accurately determined via optical and radar astrometry. Focusing on a Yukawa-type potential mediated by a new gauge field (dark photon) or a...

Computing Donaldson-Thomas partition function of a G2 manifold has been a long standing problem. The key step for the problem is to understand the G2 instanton moduli space. I will discuss a string theory way to study the G2 instanton moduli space and explain how to compute the instanton partition function for a certain G2 manifold. An important insight comes from the twisted M-theory on the...

The confirmation of the discrepancy between the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab and the Standard Model prediction points to New Physics not far above the TeV scale. Flavour symmetries broken at low energies can account for it, although relevant constraints then arise from flavour-violating observables. Here I discuss the profound implications of this result over the structure of the...

A new mechanism for the Higgs doublet being the light pseudo-Goldstone mode within SUSY SO(10) GUT will be presented.

Considered model exploits additional symmetries, which guarantee desirable symmetry breaking and natural all-order hierarchy. Some phenomenology, including a realistic fermion pattern, nucleon stability and gauge coupling unification, will be also discussed.

In the past decade our understanding of scattering amplitudes in maximally supersymmetric Yang Mills theory has increased dramatically. This enhanced understanding has led to a formulation of color-ordered scattering amplitudes as logarithmic differential forms on particular geometries, called positive geometries. In particular, the momentum amplituhedron is the geometry governing the...

The Minimal R-symmetric Supersymmetric Standard Model possesses interesting features, which makes it an attractive alternative to the MSSM. Some of them can be observed in and are reflected by the lepton flavour violation processes. Notably, there is no $\tan\beta$-enhancement for $g-2$ of the muon and other dipole operators, resulting in very different predictions for lepton observables...

We always have the freedom to reparametrize any QFT without affecting the underlying physics, but this freedom is not always manifest in the way we write it down. Vilkovisky demonstrated that the standard definition of the effective action yields different off-shell results for different parametrizations of the same theory. This issue is neatly resolved through the covariant Vilkovisky-De Witt...

In recent years, the usefulness of astrophysical objects as Dark Matter (DM) probes has become more and more evident, especially in view of null results from direct detection and particle production experiments. The potentially observable signatures of DM gravitationally trapped inside a star, or another compact astrophysical object, have been used to forecast stringent constraints on the...

Type IIB supergravity famously has a discrete duality group, which is an exact symmetry of the full type IIB string theory. This symmetry has potential quantum anomalies, which could render the theory inconsistent. In this talk I will describe how we computed these anomalies in recent work, and show they are nonvanishing, but remarkably, they can be cancelled by a subtle modification of the...

A 10 dimensional model with $\mathcal{N}=1$ SUSY and $E_8$ as a gauge symmetry will be presented. It will be shown that through the orbifold $\mathbb{𝑇}^6/(\mathbb{Z}_3\times\mathbb{z}_3$, only the Standard Model remains after compactification, with feasible Yukawa couplings. Gauge coupling unification can be achieved at energies as low as $M_{GUT}=10^7 GeV$ with a viable proton lifetime....

Pure spinor superfields provide a clean and powerful way of constructing and understanding supermultiplets, in any dimension and with any amount of supersymmetry, by using the algebraic geometry of the variety of square-zero elements in the corresponding supersymmetry algebra. This variety also classifies the possible twists of a supermultiplet. As such, it is natural to try and compute twists...

Local exact solutions for the scalar field theory, both for the classical and the quantum case have been recently obtained [1{3] by a technique devised by Bender, Savage and Milton [4]. This permits to derive the set of Dyson-Schwinger equations in a fully differential form. These methods can be applied also to the exact solution of the Yang-Mills theory [5] and corresponding confinement...

Multiple microlensing surveys have been conducted to place limits on primordial black holes in nearby dark matter halos. We show that these existing limits on PBHs can be recast to constrain dark matter lenses that are more spatially extended than PBHs. As two representative cases, we examine NFW subhalos and boson stars, which are predicted in many models such as axion miniclusters and axion...

We explore the implications of g-2 new result to five models based on the SU(3)C×SU(3)L×U(1)N gauge symmetry and put our conclusions into perspective with LHC bounds. We show that previous conclusions found in the context of such models change if there are more than one heavy particle running in the loop. Moreover, having in mind the projected precision aimed by the g-2 experiment at FERMILAB,...

Ratios of nucleon decay rates between different channels can provide rich information about the specific GUT model realization in nature. To investigate this fingerprint in the context of SUSY GUTs and D=5 proton decay, we developed the software package *SusyTCProton*, which is an extension of the module *SusyTC*, itself to be used as a package of *REAP*. It takes the effective dimension 5...

I discuss the physics that underpins QED collinear-factorisation formulae, in particular the PDFs, and some applications of the latter to the simulation of e+e- collision processes

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Results from the CMS experiment are presented for electroweak production of supersymmetric partners with decays to leptonic final states. The searches use proton-proton collision data with luminosity up to 137 fb-1 recorded by the CMS detector at center of mass energy 13 TeV during the LHC Run 2.

We perform the maximal twist of eleven-dimensional supergravity. This twist is partially topological and exists on manifolds of G2 × SU(2) holonomy. Our derivation starts with an explicit description of the Batalin-Vilkovisky complex associated to the three-form multiplet in the pure spinor superfield formalism. We then determine the L∞ module structure of the supersymmetry algebra on the...

We propose a pseudo-Goldstone boson dark matter (pGDM) particle in $SO(10)$ grand unified theory (GUT). Due to its Goldstone nature, this pGDM evades the direct DM detection experiments which, otherwise, severely constrain the parameter space of DM models. In $SO(10)$, the pGDM is embedded as a linear combination of the Standard Model (SM) singlet scalars in ${\bf 16_H}$ and ${\bf 126_H}$...

Right-handed neutrinos appear in several extensions beyond the Standard Model, specially in connection to neutrino masses. Weak scale right-handed neutrino dark matter constructions are typically rather constrained by data. In this work, we carry out the dark matter phenomenology of a weak scale right-handed neutrino dark matter, within a type I seesaw model, in the presence of a fast early...

In this talk we first review the radiative seesaw scenario in the context of inverse seesaw models, in which small lepton number violating parameters generate radiatively at the one-loop order the observed small light neutrino masses. Then, we show how the supersymmetric version of this radiative mechanism offers cancellations among the one-loop contributions to neutrino masses thanks to a...

The recent gravitational wave observations of the collision of black holes and neutron stars have allowed us to pierce into the extreme gravity regime, where gravity is simultaneously unfathomably large and wildly dynamical. These waves encode a trove of information about physics that is prime for the taking, including potential revelations about the validity of Einstein's theory and possible...

In a seesaw scenario, GUT and family symmetry can severely constrain the structure of the Dirac and Majorana mass matrices of neutrinos. We will discuss an interesting case where these matrices are related in such a way that definite predictions for light neutrino masses are achieved without specifying the seesaw scale. This opens up the possibility to consider both high- and low-scale...

Searches for electroweakinos light enough to be produced at the LHC are well motivated by consideration on dark matter, naturalness and the recently observed muon g-2 anomaly. This talk presents a search for electroweakinos in fully-hadronic final states to exploit the advantage of the large branching ratio, and the efficient background rejection by identifying the high-pT bosons using...

Imposing the gauge coupling unification and the Higgsino-like neutralino dark matter in our Universe, we perform a parameter scan for a simple parameter set in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, namely, the universal sfermion mass ($m_0$) and the universal gaugino mass at the GUT scale ($M$). We find that sparticle masses in the range of 10-100 TeV result in the lifetime of proton...

Axions, if they exist, can be produced efficiently in white dwarfs, free-stream out of the star due to their weak interactions with matter, and then be converted to a photon in the stellar magnetosphere. X-ray telescope observations of these stars can provide strong constraints on the coupling to electromagnetism and matter. I discuss the results of the first dedicated observation of a...

In this talk I explain how the maximal twist of eleven-dimensional supergravity in the free perturbative limit can be computed directly in the BV formalism. The maximal twist exists on manifolds of $G_2 \times SU(2)$ holonomy and is partially topological. After a short introduction to the BV formalism and twisting, I describe the $L_\infty$ action of the supersymmetry algebra on the component...

After the triumph of discovering the Higgs boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, people are getting increasingly interested in studying the Higgs properties in detail and searching for the physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). A multi-TeV lepton collider provides a clean experimental environment for both the Higgs precision measurements and the discovery of new particles. In high-energy...

We present several models of asymmetric dark matter (ADM) and baryons coming from dark phase transitions and unique complementary signals. One achieves both baryogenesis and ADM in a minimal "mirror" sector, while another adds (heavy) ADM to any standard baryogenesis scenario. Yet another uses the most minimal dark sector to achieve baryogenesis alone. Thanks to the necessity of the vector and...

We study the minimal coupling of Chern-Simons gravity based on the Maxwell symmetry with massless spin-5/2 gauge fields, in three dimensions. It is shown the simplest hyper-Maxwell super-algebra and its corresponding Chern-Simons gravity, which contains a massless spin-2 fields which is coupled with a massless Majorana fermion spin-5/2. For certain combinations of osp(1/4) and sp(4)...

Gravitational waves produced by astrophysical sources and propagation through cosmic distances in inhomogeneous universe

In this talk, we shall present our recent studies of gravitational waves (GWs) first produced by remote compact astrophysical sources and then propagating in our inhomogeneous universe through cosmic distances, before arriving at detectors. To describe such GWs...

We consider light new particles $\chi$ and $\phi$ that carry baryon and lepton numbers. If these particles are lighter than nucleons they lead to exotic decays such as $p\to \pi^+ \chi$ and $p\to e^+\phi$, not yet fully constrained by dedicated searches. For $\chi$ and $\phi$ masses in the GeV range, proton decays are kinematically forbidden but other decays of the forms...

Results from the CMS experiment are presented for searches for supersymmetric particle production with tau leptons in the final state. The searches use proton-proton collision data with luminosity up to 137 fb-1 recorded by the CMS detector at center of mass energy 13 TeV during the LHC Run 2.

Attempts to account for the elementary properties of matter through a structure of extra spatial dimensions date from the theory of Kaluza 100 years ago. In more recent years, while there is still no clear evidence that extra dimensions of space exist, the origin of the structure of the Standard Model has become a central question in fundamental particle physics. We describe how a new...

The NA62 experiment at CERN reports searches for K+ → e+N, K+→μ+N and K+→μ+νX decays, where N and X are massive invisible particles, using the 2016-2018 data set.

The N particle is assumed to be a heavy neutral lepton, and the results are expressed as upper limits of O(10−9) and O(10−8) of the neutrino mixing parameter |Ue4|2 and |Uμ4|2, improving on the earlier searches for heavy neutral...

Gravitational wave observations provide a plethora of opportunities to explore questions in fundamental physics and physics beyond the standard model. Multimessenger observation of of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from distant sources can be used to test modified theories of gravity, measure cosmological parameters, ascertain the nature of dark matter and dark energy....

Studying the properties of Standard Model (SM) – like Higgs boson becomes one important window to explore the physics beyond the SM. In this work, we present studies about the implications of the Higgs and Z-pole precision measurements at future Higgs Factories. We perform a global fit to various Higgs search channels to obtain the 95% C.L. constraints on the model parameter spaces of Two...

The study of the lepton flavor universality (LFU) and searches for lepton flavor violation (LFV) attract attention as a probe for the new physics signal. We present the study of LFU violation observables $R_K$ and $R_{K^*}$ in electroweak penguin $B$ decays $B \to K^{(*)} \ell^{+} \ell^{-}$ ($\ell = e, \mu$). We also present search for $B \to K^{*} \tau^{+} \tau^{-}$ as well as LFV decays $B...

Supersymmetric black holes have zero temperature but their dependence on chemical potentials defines conventional thermodynamics. The phase diagram for supersymmetric AdS black holes is reminiscent of Schwarzschild-AdS, featuring a cusp, a minimal ``temperature”, and a Hawking-Page transition. This talk presents a complete phase diagram and discusses the confinement/deconfinement transition...

I will review recent developments in N=4 Yang-Mills amplitudes.

The Belle II experiment is a substantial upgrade of the Belle detector and will operate

at the SuperKEKB energy-asymmetric e+e− collider. The design luminosity of the machine

is 8 × 1035 cm−2s−1 and the Belle II experiment aims to record 50 ab−1 of data, a factor

of 50 more than its predecessor. From February to July 2018, the machine has completed a

commissioning run and main operation of...

We study the discovery potential of the non-Standard Model (SM) heavy Higgs bosons in theTwo-Higgs-Doublet Models (2HDMs) at a multi-TeV muon collider and explore the discrimination power among different types of 2HDMs.

We derive an effective equation-of-motion for an expanding bubble wall in the thermal plasma with a general form of the thermal friction. The efficiency factor for gravitational waves productions from colliding bubble walls is obtained with a special interest for the strong first-order phase transition.

This talk describes how to go well beyond the perturbative correspondence between JT gravity and large N matrix models (discovered by Saad, Shenker and Stanford) to uncover detailed information about the individual microscopic states of the matrix model. This corresponds to data about the underlying microstates of the gravity system, which are crucial in the regime where the smooth spacetime...

The generation of the neutrino mass is an essential observation from the neutrino oscillation experiments. This indicates a major revision of the Standard Model which initiated with the massless neutrinos. A possible interesting scenario is the seesaw mechanism where SM gauge singlet Right Handed Neutrinos are introduced. Another interesting aspect is the extension of the SM with SU$(2)_𝐿$...

In this talk, I will review some of the recent developments in applying Quantum Field Theory ideas and scattering amplitudes technology to the study of classical gravitational observables that are relevant to e.g. the LIGO/VIRGO detectors. I will mostly focus on a particular framework, originally devised by Kosower, Maybee, and O'Connell, to extract classical physics from quantum observables....

We study the complementarity of the proposed multi-TeV muon colliders and the near-future gravitational wave (GW) detectors to the first order electroweak phase transition (FOEWPT), taking the real scalar extended Standard Model as the representative model. A detailed collider simulation shows the FOEWPT parameter space can be greatly probed via the the vector boson fusion production of the...

In this talk I will show how we calculated the 1<->2 processes of a sterile neutrino with the mass ~100GeV in the early universe. This is essential for evaluating the corresponding leptogenesis processes. The Goldstone equivalence gauge is applied and its application in thermal plasma will be introduced.

We study a set of four-dimensional N=2 superconformal field theories (SCFTs) labeled by a pair of simply-laced Lie groups. For some special choices, the resulting theories have identical central charges (a=c) without taking any large N limit. Moreover, we find that the Schur indices for such theories can be written in terms of that of N=4 super Yang-Mills theory upon rescaling fugacities.

We construct a model in which the standard model

is extended by a hidden sector with two gauge $U(1)$ bosons.

A Dirac fermion $\psi$ charged under both $U(1)$ fields

is introduced in the hidden sector which

can be a subcomponent of the dark matter in the Universe.

Stueckelberg mass terms between the two

new gauge $U(1)$ fields

and the hypercharge gauge boson mediate

the...

Various theories beyond the Standard Model predict unique signatures that are difficult to reconstruct and for which estimating the background rate is also a challenge. Signatures from displaced decays anywhere from the inner detector to the muon spectrometer, as well as those of new particles with fractional or multiple values of the charge of the electron or high mass stable charged...

I will describe a method for computing confinement in $4d$ $\mathcal{N}=1$ theories that can be obtained by deforming $4d$ $\mathcal{N}=2$ of Class S. Such theories generically do not admit a conventional Lagrangian description. The confinement for this class of $4d$ $\mathcal{N}=1$ theories can be captured in topological properties of a complex curve, known as $\mathcal{N}=1$ curve, which can...

The unique design of the LHCb detector with a flexible trigger and a precision vertex tracker, offers the possibility to search for long-lived particles with low masses and short lifetimes, in complementarity with other general-purpose detectors at the LHC.

Searches have been performed at LHCb, in fully leptonic and semi-leptonic final states. In particular, searches for long-lived particles...

Localization method together with ADHM construction provide a powerful way to compute the exact partition function of 8 SUSY gauge theories. In particular, Nekrasov's partition function is interesting because of the non-perturbative corrections from instantons. It is, however, known to be difficult to perform the integrals in an analytic way that appear in the computation of instanton...

We consider a neutrinophilic U(1) extension of the standard model (SM) which couples only to SM isosinglet neutral fermions, charged under the new group. The neutral fermions couple to the SM matter fields through Yukawa interactions. The neutrinos in the model get their masses from a standard inverse-seesaw mechanism while an added scalar sector is responsible for the breaking of the gauged...

Axion-like particles (ALPs) are ubiquitous in models of new physics explaining some of the most

pressing puzzles of the Standard Model. However, until relatively recently, little attention has been

paid to its interplay with flavour. In this work, we study in detail the phenomenology of ALPs

that exclusively interact with up-type quarks at the tree-level, which arise in some...

We study the elliptic genera of twisted 6d $(1,0)$ SCFTs from several approaches: 2d localization, modular bootstrape, Higgsing and twisted elliptic blowup equations. The twist is made when the 6d gauge algebra has outer automorphism symmetry. Upon twisted circle compactification, nontrivial 5d Kaluza-Klein theories appear. We provide a universal method to compute the twisted elliptic genera...

The search for beyond the Standard Model interactions of neutrinos and other light new physics species is one of the most promising experimental targets, which, in the high-energy regime, is also currently less explored. In the talk, we will discuss novel prospects for such studies that will be opened up thanks to a new far-forward physics program at the LHC to be initiated with the FASER...

The study of the strong coupling behavior of quantum field theory is very challenging, with theories exhibiting interesting and mysterious strong coupling phenomena like dualities and symmetry enhancement. The tool of dimensional reduction, where the theories are realized through the compactification of a higher dimensional theory, can be used to give an organizing principle for these...

Extra dimensions are expected to solve some long-standing problems in the Standard Model of particle physics. Searching for their traces in our Universe helps to promote our understanding on the physics. Taking advantage of the source property of gravitational waves (GWs), extra dimensions might leave observable effects on GWs. Thus the observation of GWs becomes a new way to probe and study...

The search for new physics with very feeble interaction strength is stimulating a vibrant experimental program. This talk will present the opportunities that could be exploited at a future high-energy muon collider and highlight the experimental challenges arising from this specific collision environment. Finally, recent results studying the reach of such machine in models predicting...

We investigate the prospect of searching for new physics via the novel signature of same-sign diboson + ${E\!\!/}_{T}$ at current and future LHC. We study three new physics models: (i) natural SUSY models, (ii) type-III seesaw model and (iii) type-II seesaw/Georgi-Machacek model. In the first two class of models, this signature arises due to the presence of a singly-charged particle which has...

The latest results of beauty and charm meson decays from LHCb are presented. This includes the latest time-integrated CP violation measurements with information on the (Kpi) puzzle and on the CKM angle gamma, and time-dependent CP violation measurements. In addition recent determinations of CKM elements, the legacy result on Bs mixing, and the first observation of the mass difference in the D0...

When compact manifolds X and Y are both even dimensional, their Euler characteristics obey the Kunneth formula χ ( X × Y ) = χ ( X ) χ ( Y ) .In terms of the Betti numbers of b_p ( X ) , χ ( X ) =∑_p (-1 )^p b_p ( X ) , implying that χ(X) = 0 when X is odd dimensional. We seek a linear combination of Betti numbers, called ρ, that obeys an analogous formula ρ(X × Y ) = χ(X)ρ(Y ) when Y is odd...

We explore the supersymmetric (susy) final states coming from MSSM Higgs decaying via neutralinos and charginos, collectively called electroweakinos. They give rise to mono-(h/Z) + missing energy final states. We consider backgrounds coming from Standard Model (SM) and susy processes. The susy backgrounds have not been considered in this kind of analysis earlier, which comes from direct...

Supersymmetric SO(10) theory with extra abelian symmetry in six spacetime dimensions can explain the multiplicity of quarks and lepton flavours. Bulk superfields charged under extra U(1) give rise to multiple 4D fields through magnetic flux compactification. Details of how the realistic fermion mass pattern arises in such a framework will be discussed and its prediction for the heavy and light...

We propose an SU(6) GUT, which enjoys a global symmetry of SU(2)*U(1)_{PQ}. The GUT breaking to the SM gauge symmetry undergoes two stages. The second stage of symmetry breaking scale corresponds to the axion physics scale. By studying the Peccei-Quinn quality constraint, we show an upper bound to the axion decay constant to be consistent with the classical axion window. The QCD axion, which...

We consider Kaluza-Klein (KK) resonances with masses $m_{\rm KK}$ at the multi-TeV scale, out of reach of LHC. The backreaction of the radion field on the gravitational metric is taken into account by using the superpotential formalism. The confinement/deconfinement first order phase transition leads to a gravitational wave stochastic background which mainly depends on the scale $m_{\rm KK}$...

The decay K+→π+ νν ̅, with a very precisely predicted branching ratio of less than 10-10, is among the best processes to reveal indirect effects of new physics.

The NA62 experiment at CERN SPS is designed to study the K+→π+ νν ̅decay and to measure its branching ratio using a decay-in-flight technique. NA62 took data in 2016, 2017 and 2018, reaching the sensitivity of the Standard Model for...

Universal Extra Dimension (UED) is a well-motivated and well-studied scenario. One of the main motivations is the presence of a dark matter (DM) candidate namely, the lightest level-1 Kaluza-Klein (KK) particle (LKP), in the particle spectrum of UED. The minimal version of UED (mUED) scenario is highly predictive with only two parameters namely, the radius of compactification and cut-off...

The search for renormalization group invariant relations among parameters to all orders in perturbation theory constitutes the basis of the reduction of couplings concept. Reduction of couplings can be achieved in certain $N=1$ supersymmetric grand unified theories and few of them can even become finite at all loops. The resulting theories in which successful reduction of couplings has been...

5d SCFTs can be constructed from M-theory on canonical threefold singularities. The Coulomb and Higgs branch information of the SCFT are encoded in the resolution and deformation of the singularity, respectively. I'm going to present the recent progress on isolated hypersurface singularities and non-isolated singularities.

The International Linear Collider offers a number of unique opportunities for searches for dark matter and dark sector particles potentially related to realization of supersymmetry in Nature. The collider program will offer important capabilities, but also, the ILC will enable new fixed-target experiments using the high-energy electron and positron beams, both beam dump experiments and...

We argue that black hole area quantization, in the form predicted by Bekenstein and Mukhanov, could leave observable imprints in the gravitational-wave signal of a binary black hole merger by affecting the absorption properties of the black holes. These imprints include gravitational-wave echoes after the ringdown stage, and suppressed tidal heating during the inspiral phase. This...

We shall present a brand new study of the minimal renormalizable SO(10) Higgs model focusing on its perturbativity aspects. With an essentially complete grip on the one-loop corrections to its scalar spectrum one can identify the symmetry breaking chains featuring an intermediate SU(4)xSU(2)xU(1) symmetry as a practically unique option for a potentially realistic model building.

A study of a sample of 4 109 tagged π0 mesons from K+→π+π0(γ) is performed at the NA62 experiment at CERN, searching for the decay of the π0 to invisible particles. No signal is observed in excess of the expected background fluctuations. An upper limit of 4.4 10−9 is set on the branching ratio at 90% C.L. improving on previous results by a factor of 60.

A cluster of *soft* displaced tracks corresponds to the dark matter co-annihilation regime. The long-lived regime is, in particular, motivated by the unexplored top partner physics. The background in this regime is extremely challenging to model using a traditional simulation method. We demonstrate the feasibility of handling the formidable background using the CMS Open Data. We perform this...

Theories Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) address the outstanding issues of the Standard Model (SM). These theories predict new particles with different spin and isospin representations within a similar mass range.We consider one such model, the Leptoquarks, well motivated by various anomalies observed in the flavour sector. These particles have integral spins, 0 or 1, and belong to either of...

Effectively generating a lower-dimensional theory of gravity or supergravity on a subsurface brane worldvolume within a noncompact transverse space requires certain special conditions for the transverse space structure. Three different scenarios emerge, depending crucially on the nature of boundary conditions that are imposed on solutions as one transversely approaches the brane worldvolume....

We analyse NMSSM scenarios containing a singlino LSP dark matter. By systematically considering several NLSP compositions, we identify and classify regions of parameter space where NLSP exhibits a long lifetime due to suppressed couplings and leads to a displaced vertex signature at the colliders. We furthermore construct viable production and decay processes at the HL-LHC to search for such...

Rare $\vert \Delta c \vert=\vert \Delta u \vert=1$ processes constitute unique flavor probes in the up-sector of the Standard Model. Semileptonic FCNC decays of charmed baryons, such as $\Lambda_c\to p \mu^+\mu^-$, offer a large set of clean null test observables such as CP-asymmetries, lepton-universality ratios, missing energy modes, lepton flavor violating modes and angular observables. In...

We consider a scenario where light bino is the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle (NLSP) and gravitino/axino is the lightest superysmmetric particle (LSP). For a bino mass less than or around hundred GeV, it can be pair produced at the future lepton colliders through t−channel slepton exchange, subsequently decaying into a gravitino/axino plus a photon. We study the prospects to look for...

The type-II see-saw mechanism based on the annexation of the Standard Model by weak gauge triplet of scalar field proffers a natural explanation for the very minuteness of neutrino masses. Noting that the phenomenology for the degenerate triplet Higgs spectrum is substantially contrasting than that for the non-degenerate one, we perform a comprehensive study for a wide range of the model...

I will describe my work arXiv:2106.11611 with Elli Pomoni and Wenbin Yan. We introduce and study tetrahedron instantons, which can be realized in string theory by D1-branes probing a configuration of intersecting D7-branes in flat spacetime with a nonzero constant background B-field. Physically they capture instantons on C^3 in the presence of the most general intersecting codimention-two...

Although the minimal supersymmetric GUT has been proposed already some

years ago, its non-supersymmetric counterpart is, strangely enough,

not yet known. In this talk I will present some attempts in constructing

the minimal non-supersymmetric E6 scalar potential which leads to the SM

at low energy. This includes Higgs representations 27 and 351’, as well

as the more involved 650.

The Higgs boson may well be a composite scalar with a finite extension in space. Owing to the momentum dependence of its couplings the imprints of such a composite pseudo Goldstone Higgs may show up in the tails of various kinematic distributions at the LHC, distinguishing it from an elementary state. From the bottom up we construct the momentum dependent form factors to capture the...

Neutron-antineutron ($n$-$\bar{n}$) oscillation is a baryon number violating process for which new constraints will be set in future experiments at ESS and DUNE. We study the impact of a potential $n$-$\bar{n}$ oscillation discovery on the baryon asymmetry of the Universe in an effective field theory framework. We extend our analysis by a simplified model connected to GUT for one of two...

In this talk I will show that Newtonian gravity is not the unique non-relativistic gravity theory that can be defined by taking a limit of (matter coupled) general relativity. I will discuss several extensions of Newtonian gravity including non-relativistic gravity theories involving geometries with a higher co-dimensional foliation and with non-zero torsion. Using these extensions, I will...

The NA62 experiment at CERN collected a large sample of charged kaon decays into final states with multiple charged particles in 2016-2018. This sample provides sensitivities to rare decays with branching ratios as low as 10-11.

Results from searches for lepton flavour/number violating decays of the charged kaon and the neutral pion to final states containing a lepton pair based on this data...

The disappearing track signature, which arises from the decay of a long-lived charged particle to a neutral particle and particles with momenta below the reconstruction thresholds, is characteristic of many well-motivated models for physics beyond the standard model, including anomaly mediated SUSY breaking models, natural models of SUSY with light higgsinos, and dark matter models with...

An electron-positron Higgs factory is regarded as the highest-priority next large-scale collider facility. Among others, two linear collider projects are being considered: the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) and the International Linear Collider (ILC). Reaching energies at the TeV scale, both machines would allow us not only to study Higgs boson and top quark properties with very high precision...

The term S-folds denotes F-theory compactifications which involve non-trivial S-duality transformations. In this talk I will discuss 4d N=2 preserving S-folds and the worldvolume theories on D3-branes probing them. They consist of two new infinite series of superconformal theories whose distinction lies in the discrete torsion carried by the S-fold and in the difference in the asymptotic...

Various Supersymmetry (SUSY) scenarios, including split SUSY and anomaly or gravity-mediated SUSY-breaking scenarios, lead to signatures with long-lived particles. Searches for these processes may target either the long lived particle itself or its decay products at a significant distance from the collision point. These signatures provide interesting technical challenges due to their special...

The ability to identify jets stemming from the hadronisation of b-quarks (b-jets) is crucial for the physics program of ATLAS. The higher pileup conditions and the growing interest for measurements including c-jets and for searches in the high transverse momentum regime make the task more and more complex. The algorithms responsible for establishing the jet’s flavour are evolving quickly,...

The NA62 experiment at CERN reports new results from studies of radiative kaon decays K+ → pi0e+vg(Ke3g), using a data sample recorded in 2017-2018. The sample comprises O(100k) Ke3g candidates with sub-percent background contaminations. Preliminary results with the most precise measurement of the and branching ratios and T-asymmetry measurement in the Ke3g decay, are presented.

Since the Higgs boson discovery in 2021, a continuous effort has been made to study several of its properties like the coupling strengths, spin and charge-parity quantum numbers. The Higgs boson is not only a key ingredient of the Standard Model of particle physics to understand the mechanism which gives mass to other particles, but also to open new frontiers beyond the Standard Model.

The...

Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering (CE$\nu$NS) provide a novel window to probe new physics connected with the well established non-vanishing neutrino masses. In this talk we will discuss how in the presence of a transition magnetic moment of neutrinos the CE𝜈NS experiments have the potential to shed light on the nature of neutrinos: Dirac vs Majorana. In particular, we will take the...

The Future Circular Collider with electron-positron beams (FCC-ee) should provide improvements of the electroweak precision measurement concerning Z, W, H, and their masses by a large factor over the present status. The unparalleled experimental precision would open, via Electroweak loop corrections, a broad discovery potential for new, at least weakly interacting particles up to high energy...

In this talk I will review the dynamics of supergravity models in inflation, focusing especially on the amplification of the modes of the gravitino induced by the time-dependent background. In particular, I will show that in certain well-motivated models in supergravity, gravitinos are produced during inflation, and in their turn source scalar metric perturbations. This process modifies the...

We present a simple mechanism for generating a Higgs quartic in composite Higgs models without a corresponding quadratic term. The extra quartic will originate from a Higgs dependent kinetic mixing between additional fermionic states. The mechanism can be naturally embedded to models with maximal symmetry as well as Twin Higgs models. The resulting Twin Higgs models will have a fully natural...

One of the most ubiquitous features of quantum theories is the existence of zero-point fluctuations in their ground states. For massive quantum fields, these fluctuations decouple from infrared observables in ordinary field theories. However, there is no "decoupling theorem" in Quantum Gravity, and we recently showed that the vacuum stress fluctuations of massive quantum fields source a red...

Many supersymmetry models feature sleptons with masses below a TeV. Light sleptons can arise in well motivated dark matter models as well as proposed solutions to the observed anomalous muon magnetic moment. The talk presents recent ATLAS results from searches for slepton pair production in a variety of final states, including models in which R-parity is either conserved or violated, and...

Providing an Ultra-Violet completion valid up to the Planck scale is of paramount importance to validate the composite Higgs paradigm, on a par with supersymmetry. We propose the first complete framework, based on partial unification of a confining hypercolor gauge group with the Standard Model color group, where couplings of the standard model fermions are mediated by both gauge and scalar...

MicroBooNE is an 85-ton active mass liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) at Fermilab. Its excellent calorimetry and resolution (both spatial and energy), along with its exposure to two neutrino beamlines make it a powerful detector not just for neutrino physics, but also for Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) physics and astroparticle physics. The experiment has competitive sensitivity...

Results from the CMS experiment are presented for supersymmetry searches targeting so-called compressed spectra. Those have small mass splittings between the different supersymmetric partners. Such a spectrum presents unique experimental challenges. This talk describes the new techniques utilized by CMS to address such difficult scenarios. The searches use proton-proton collision data with...

Measuring longitudinally polarized vector boson scattering in, e.g., the ZZ channel is a promising way to investigate the unitarization scheme from the Higgs and possible new physics beyond the Standard Model. However, at the LHC, it demands the end of the HL-LHC lifetime luminosity, 3000/fb, and advanced data analysis technique to reach the discovery threshold due to its small production...

We describe examples of renormalizable field theories where the breaking of chiral symmetry at the UV cutoff leaves behind at low energy dynamically generated elementary particle masses in a way alternative to the Higgs mechanism. In this scenario 1) the scale of the elementary particle masses is set by the RGI scale of the theory 2) masses are kept ``small'' owing to an enhanced chiral...

The lighter chargino is a prime candidate to be the next-to-lightest SUSY particle (the NLSP). Even if up to now data from the LHC have not shown evidence of SUSY, the complementary nature of physics with e+e- collisions still offers many interesting scenarios in which SUSY can be discovered at the ILC. In this contribution we present the capability of the ILC for excluding or, respectively,...

GW190521 in a class of its own is a different signal, being the most massive BBH event observed to date. The exceptionally dominant ringdown of this event and its large mass makes it a plausible candidate to search for GW echoes. In this letter we perform an unprecedented search in two different platforms, satisfying a physical template (matched filtering and MCMC with PyCBC) and model...

An open question in particle physics is whether the Higgs mechanism generates the masses of all the fermions by the Yukawa interactions. We propose to scrutinize the muon Yukawa coupling at a high-energy muon collider. By the subtle interplay between the muon Yukawa coupling in the high-energy production of multiple (vector and Higgs) bosons, we show that it is possible to measure the muon...

The DArk Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) is a satellite-borne, calorimetric type, high-energy-resolution space cosmic ray and gamma-ray detector. It was launched in December 2015 and has been stably operating for more than five years. Its three major scientific objectives are dark matter indirect detection, cosmic ray physics and gamma-ray astronomy. Precise measurements of the all-electron,...

The far detector of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) comprising four liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) totaling 70-kton mass will be installed at a depth of 1,500 m at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Thanks to its large volume and the LArTPC-based precision imaging capability, the DUNE far detector can probe signals of cosmic origin. Of these, boosted...

We consider a classically conformal $U(1)$ extension of the Standard Model (SM).

The $U(1)$ symmetry is radiatively broken by the Coleman-Weinberg mechanism, after which the $U(1)$ Higgs field $\phi$ drives electroweak symmetry breaking through a mixed quartic coupling with the SM Higgs doublet with coupling constant $\lambda_{mix}$.

We calculate the Higgs triple couplings in this system and...

With the full LHC Run 2 pp collision dataset collected at 13 TeV, very detailed measurements of Higgs boson properties can be performed using its decays into bosons. This talk presents measurements of Higgs boson properties using decays into bosons and their combination with fermionic decays, including production mode cross sections and simplified template cross sections, as well as their...

The lepton universality violating flavor ratios $R_K/R_{K^*}$ indicate new physics either in $b \to s \mu^+ \mu^-$ or in $b \to s e^+ e^-$ or in both. If the new physics is only $b \to s e^+ e^-$ transition, the corresponding new physics operators, in principle, can have any Lorentz structure. In this work, we perform a model independent analysis of new physics only in $b \to se^+e^-$ decay...

The minimal $U(1)_X$ extension of the Standard Model (SM) is a well-motivated new physics scenario, where the anomaly cancellation requirement dictates the new neutral gauge boson ($Z^\prime$) couplings with the SM fermions in terms of two scalar charges ($x_H$ and $x_\Phi$). In this paper, we investigate the SM charged fermion pair production mechanism for different values of these scalar...

Lack of new states at the TeV scale challenges all kinds of solutions to the hierarchy problem but the current B anomalies might be a new guidance. One possible solution to the neutral current B anomalies is a TeV-scale $Z’$ boson of the broken $U(1)_F$ gauged flavor symmetry, which might implies the connection between the two problems. In this talk, I will realize this idea based on a...

Though collider searches are constraining supersymmetric parameter space, generic model independent bounds on sneutrinos remain very low. We calculate new model independent lower bounds on general supersymmetric scenarios with sneutrino LSP and NLSPs. By recasting ATLAS LHC exotic searches in mono boson channels, we place an upper bound on the cross section on...

Design goals for future neutrino experiments, including high-intensity proton beams and precise detectors, provide an opportunity to explore physics beyond the standard model. Dark matter accounts for 27% of our universe, but it’s particle nature remains to be uncovered, and many efforts have been made to elucidate the properties of dark matter.

The DUNE experiment uses high-intensity 120 GeV...

Several theories beyond the Standard Model predict the existence of new particles decaying into pairs of gauge bosons. These states generally have masses larger than that of the Higgs boson, while some theories predict resonances with masses smaller than it. The latest ATLAS results on searches for such resonances in final states with leptons and photons based on pp collision data collected at...

We propose to search for millicharged particles in electron colliders operated with the center-of-mass energies at ${\cal O}$(1-10) GeV, which include Belle II, BESIII, BaBar, and also the proposed experiment STCF. We use the monophoton final state to probe the parameter space of millicharged particles at electron colliders. We find that electron colliders have sensitivity to the previously...

The LHC is exploring electroweak (EW) physics at the scale EW symmetry is broken. As the LHC and new high energy colliders push our understanding of the Standard Model to ever-higher energies, it will be possible to probe not only the breaking of but also the restoration of EW symmetry. We propose to observe EW restoration in double EW boson production via the convergence of the Goldstone...

I will introduce an SU(3)C × SU(2)L × U(1)Y × U(1)B-L model, in which the neutrino masses and mixing can be generated via Type-I seesaw mechanism after U(1)B-L breaking. A light mediator emerges and enables non-standard interaction that violates the lepton number. It shows that the non-standard interaction leads to low energy recoil events that is consistent with the observed KeV range...

If the dark sector contains multiple components with similar quantum numbers which only communicate with the visible sector through a mediator, this mediator necessarily gives rise to dark-sector decays, with heavier dark components decaying to lighter components. Such successive decays can even give rise to relatively long dark decay chains with visible matter being produced at each step. In...

The $3.1 \sigma$ $R_K$ anomaly after Moriond 2021 and $3.3 \sigma$ $\Delta a_\mu$ from Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment implicate that the lepton flavor universality violation (LFUV) may play a role in the exploration of new physics. Aiming at solving these flavor anomalies both in quark and lepton sectors, a specific Two-Higgs Doublet Model (2HDM) with particular U(1) gauge symmetry, which is...

Radiation Amplitude Zero (RAZ) is a well-known phenomenon in electroweak sector [1]. The tree-level single photon amplitudes for various electroweak processes vanish at certain regions of phase space depending on the electric charges and four-momenta of the external particles [2]. Using this fact we perform PYTHIA based analyses to probe the signature of leptoquarks [3], which have gained...

We present a compressive study on rare semileptonic $B_c \to D^{(*)}\tau \bar \nu_\tau$ decays involving $b \to u \tau \bar \nu_\tau$ quark level transitions in an effective field theory approach. We consider the presence of an additional (pseudo)vector and (pseudo)scalar type interactions which can be either complex or real and constrain the new couplings using the existing data on...

Confining hidden sectors are an attractive possibility for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). They are especially motivated by neutral naturalness theories, which reconcile the lightness of the Higgs with the strong constraints on colored top partners. We study hidden QCD with one light quark flavor, coupled to the SM via effective operators suppressed by the mass of new...

Beyond their unprecedented sensitivity to dark matter (DM), as I will demonstrate, large direct detection experiments constitute impressive neutrino telescopes. This opens a new window into astronomy, leading to possible insights into major problems such as the origin of supermassive black holes. Furthermore, DM experiments can be exploited as novel tools in multi-messenger astronomy for...

We discuss a possibility that a superconformal dynamics induces the emergence of a global U(1)PQ symmetry to solve the strong CP problem through the axion. Fields spontaneously breaking the U(1)PQ symmetry couple to new quarks charged under the ordinary color SU(3)C and a new SU(N) gauge group. The theory flows into an IR fixed point where the U(1)PQ breaking fields hold a large anomalous...

Charged Higgs from Higgs doublets generally couples to fermions thus mainly decay to sermonic modes. However, the inert doublets cannot have such two-body decays and mainly decays via three-body. Even then the coupling of charged Higgs with Z and W bosons are absent at the tree-level due to custodial symmetry. SU(2) triplet Higgs boson with Y=0 hyper charge breaks the custodial symmetry...

We propose a novel procedure of assigning a pair of non-unitary topological quantum field theories (TQFTs), TFT$_\pm [\mathcal{T}_{\rm rank \;0}]$, to a (2+1)D interacting $\mathcal{N}=4$ superconformal field theory (SCFT) $\mathcal{T}_{\rm rank \;0}$ of rank 0, i.e.\ having no Coulomb and Higgs branches. The topological theories arise from particular degenerate limits of the SCFT. Modular...

Dark photon as an ultralight dark matter candidate can interact with the Standard Model particles via kinetic mixing. We propose to search for the ultralight dark photon dark matter using radio telescopes with solar observations. The dark photon dark matter can efficiently convert into photons in the outermost region of the solar atmosphere, the solar corona, where the plasma mass of photons...

Many new physics models, e.g., compositeness, extra dimensions, excited quarks, and dark matter mediators, are expected to manifest themselves in final states with jets. This talk presents searches in CMS for new phenomena in the final states that include jets, focusing on the recent results obtained using the full Run-II data-set collected at the LHC.

We study the observability of new interactions which modify Higgs-pair production via vector-boson fusion processes at the LHC and at future proton-proton colliders. In an effective-Lagrangian approach, we explore in particular the effect of the operator $h^2 W_{\mu\nu}^a W^{a,\mu\nu}$, which describes the interaction of the Higgs boson with transverse vector-boson polarization modes. By...

Primordial black holes (PBHs), possibly formed via gravitational collapse of large density perturbations in the very early universe, are one of the earliest proposed and viable dark matter (DM) candidates. Recent studies indicate that PBHs can make up a large or even entire fraction of the present day DM density for a wide range of masses. Ultralight

PBHs in the mass range of 10^{15} -...

The cosmological axions/axion-like particles can compose a significant part of dark matter, however the uncertainty of their mass is large. Here we propose to search the axions broadbandly using a cylindrical capacitor, in which the static electric field converts dark matter axions into an oscillating magnetic field. A superconductor ring-coil pickup system can further boost the sensitivity....

The status of Standard Model vacuum stability with generic

problems beyond Standard Models (BSM) will be scrutinised.

We will see how addition of scalar from different SU(2) representations, i.e.

Inert Higgs Doublet model (IDM) and Inert Higgs triplet model (ITM) enhance the stability of electroweak vacuum[1]. Addition of fermions can decrease the stability and need additional scalar to...

We first propose a general method to construct the complete set of on-shell operator bases involving massive particles with any spins. To incorporate the non-abelian little groups of massive particles, the on-shell scattering amplitude basis should be factorized into two parts: one is charged, and the other one is neutral under little groups of massive particles. The complete set of these two...

I will present a systematic field theory prescription for constructing 3D N=4 mirror pairs involving quiver gauge theories beyond the well-known ADE examples. The construction involves a certain generalization of the S operation, which arises in the context of the 3d SL(2,Z) action on a CFT with a U(1) 0-form symmetry. I will show how this construction can be used to find Lagrangian...

We present ARGES, a toolkit for obtaining renormalisation group equations in perturbation theory, as well as SARGES, its supersymmetric counterpart.

The programs can handle any perturbatively renormalisable four-dimensional quantum field theory, and have pioneered the approach of performing a symbolic rather than numeric computation. We highlight further notable features, such as input of...

We propose an appealing alternative scenario of leptogenesis assisted by dark

sector which leads to the baryon asymmetry of the Universe satisfying all theoretical and

experimental constraints. The dark sector carries a non minimal set up of singlet doublet

fermionic dark matter extended with copies of a real singlet scalar field. A small Majorana

mass term for the singlet dark fermion, in...

We study the Higgs boson decays h -> c cbar, b bbar, b sbar, photon photon

and gluon gluon in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) with

general quark flavor violation (QFV), identifying the h with the Higgs boson

with a mass of 125 GeV. We compute the widths of the h decays to c cbar,

b bbar, b sbar (s bbar) at full one-loop level in the MSSM with QFV.

For the h decays to...

Many new-physics signatures at the LHC produce highly boosted particles, leading to close-by objects in the detector and necessitating jet substructure techniques to disentangle the hadronic decay products. This talk will illustrate the use of these techniques in recent ATLAS searches for heavy W’ and Z’ resonances in top-bottom and di-top final states, as well as searches for vector-like...

In this talk I will present a new idea to search for axion dark matter. It is based on the backscattering of a powerful electromagnetic wave that is produced due to the stimulated decay of ambient axions. This backscattering, the echo, is a negligible (but detectable) signal with frequency spectrum centered at one half the axion mass. In the mass range where the axion is motivated to be the...

Axion-like particles (ALPs) appear in various new physics models with spontaneous global symmetry breaking. When the ALP mass is in the range of MeV to GeV, the cosmology and astrophysics bounds are so far quite weak. In this work, we investigate such light ALPs through the ALP-strahlung production process $pp \to V a (\to \gamma\gamma)$ at the 14 TeV LHC with an integrated luminosity of 3000...

Dark, chiral fermions carrying lepton flavor quantum numbers are natural candidates for freeze-in. Small couplings with the Standard Model fermions of the order of lepton Yukawas are ‘automatic’ in the limit of Minimal Flavor Violation. In the absence of total lepton number violating interactions, particles with certain representations under the flavor group remain absolutely stable. For...

We present MARTY (arXiv:[2011.02478][1] [hep-ph]), the very first independent

program automating the calculation of amplitudes, squared amplitudes and

Wilson coefficients at the tree level and the one-loop level for general

BSM models. This type of calculations requires a computer algebra system

and could only be done, up to now, using Mathematica that is a

commercial and closed software...

We numerically investigate the B+L violation process by performing three-dimensional lattice simulations of a unified scenario of first-order phase transitions and the sphaleron generation. The simulation results indicate that the Chern-Simons number changes along with the helical magnetic field production when the sphaleron decay occurs. Based on these numerical results, we then propose a...

Flavored Schur indices of 4d N=4 SCFTs encode many crucial information of the associated VOAs. For Lagrangian theories, the indices can be written as a multi-contour-integral of one-loop factor Z. In this talk, we will show that for 4d N=4 theories, some special residues of Z coincide with the free field characters of the bcβγ systems, proposed by Bonetti, Meneghelli and Rastelli, that realize...

We present results of searches for vector-like quarks using proton-proton collision data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Single and pair production of vector-like quarks are studied, with decays into a variety of final states, containing top and bottom quarks, electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons. The presented searches make use of a wide...

All existing quantum field theories are formulated in terms of functions defined in the Minkowski space and possess the values from a set of operators. Such functions satisfy the equations which conserve their form during the Lorentz transform. As a result of these two points, within such theories, it is impossible to construct an operator which could change the coordinate dependence of the...

We generalize the recently proposed PT-symmetric axion haloscope to a larger array with more PT-symmetric structures. The optimized signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) has a greater enhancement, as well as the signal power. Furthermore, we show that the robustness of the detector towards the variations of the array coupling is the strongest when a binary tree structure is introduced which contains a...

We present FlexibleDecay, a tool to calculate decays of scalars in an arbitrary BSM model. The tool aims for high precision particularly in the case of Higgs boson decays. In the case of scalar and pseudoscalar Higgs boson decays the known higher order SM QED, QCD and EW effects are taken into account where possible. The program works in a modified MSbar scheme that exhibits a decoupling...

The Belle experiment at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e^+e^- collider has accumulated close to $1\,{\rm ab}^{-1}$ of data in electron-positron collisions at center-of-mass energies around various $\Upsilon(nS)$ resonances. These data can be used to perform a number of new physics searches in the context of dark sector with an unprecedented precision.

We present the results of a search of the...

Many theories beyond the Standard Model predict new phenomena, such as Z’, W’ bosons, or heavy leptons, in final states with isolated, high-pt leptons (e/mu/tau). Searches for new physics with such signatures, produced either resonantly or non-resonantly, are performed using the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. This includes a novel search that exploits the lepton-charge asymmetry in events with...

The LHC has not discovered any New Physics beyond the anticipated $h(125)$ boson, pushing the SUSY scale to multi-TeV, and new ideas abound for out-of-the-box searches, or Effective Field Theory with high cutoff scale. But, have we exhausted dimension-4 operators involving sub-TeV particles that are not exotic (non-XLP)? We advocate the existence of an extra Higgs doublet that possessess extra...

In this talk, we investigate relationships between two families of $\mathcal W$-algebras, that is, the subregular $\mathcal W$-algebra for $\mathfrak{sl}_{n}$ and the principal $\mathcal{W}$-superalgebra for $\mathfrak{sl}_{1|n}$ in terms of their algebraic structure and representation theory.

The very beginning case is the Kazama-Suzuki coset construction of $\mathcal{N}=2$ superconformal...

The new developments in SModelS, an automated tool enabling the fast interpretation of simplified model results from the LHC, make it possible to include a wide range of constraints for long-lived particles and treat them at the same footing as the constraints from prompt searches. We present these new features of SModelS v2.x and the new experimental analyses included in its database, and...

A highly bino-like Dark Matter (DM), which is the Lightest Supersymmetric Particle (LSP), could be motivated by the stringent upper bounds on the DM direct detection rates. This is especially so when its mass is around or below 100 GeV for which such a bound tends to get most severe. Requiring not so large a higgsino mass parameter, that would render the scenario reasonably 'natural',...

We investigate the astrophysical and collider constraints of an effective model featuring a scalar top-philic heavy dark matter candidate and a dimension-?five contact interaction term, as motivated by possible underlying extensions of the Standard Model such as composite Higgs models. We show that the presence of contact interactions can have a major impact on the dark matter relic density as...

I will describe a framework for computing the BPS spectrum of M-theory on a local Calabi-Yau threefold times R4xS1. Exponential Networks define counts of special Lagrangians in the mirror Calabi-Yau, thereby leading to a proposal for computing related DT invariants from geometric data of mirror curves. I will briefly sketch a connection to BPS quivers and a computation of the...

Z-pole operation at FCC-ee offers a unique laboratory for flavor physics, with the anticipated production of 10^12 b-quarks and the opportunity for triggerless data-taking in a clean e+e- collision environment. Using new simulation and analysis tools developed for FCC-ee physics and performance studies, theoretically compelling beauty, charm, and tau decay modes are studied in order to...

Testing the Yukawa couplings of the Higgs boson to quarks and leptons is important to understand the origin of fermion masses. The talk presents several new measurements in Higgs boson decays to two bottom quarks or two tau leptons, searches for Higgs boson decays to two charm quarks or two muons, as well as indirect constraints of the charm-Yukawa coupling. The production of Higgs bosons in...

Inspired by the fact that relatively small values of the effective higgsino mass parameter of the Z3-symmetric Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) could render the scenario ‘natural’, we explore the plausibility of having relatively light neutralinos and charginos (the electroweakinos or the ewinos) in such a scenario with a rather light singlino-like Lightest Supersymmetric...

Current measurements of Standard-Model parameters suggest that the electroweak vacuum is metastable. This metastability has important cosmological implications because large fluctuations in the Higgs field could trigger vacuum decay in the early universe. For the false vacuum to survive, interactions which stabilize the Higgs during inflation---e.g., inflaton-Higgs interactions or non-minimal...

Though the Belle experiment has stopped data taking more than a decade ago, new results on $B$ meson decays are still being obtained. This is in part due to new experimental tools elaborated for Belle II applied to the Belle data set, such as the FEI (Full Event Interpretation) hadronic and semileptonic tag which enables new measurements of $B \to D^{*}\ell\nu$, $B \to D^{\ast\ast}\ell\nu$ and...

Combining measurements of many production and decay channels of the observed Higgs boson allows for the highest possible measurement precision for the properties of the Higgs boson and its interactions. These combined measurements are interpreted in various ways; specific scenarios of physics beyond the Standard Model are tested, as well as a generic extension in the framework of the Standard...

We study the impact of thermalization and number-changing processes in the dark sector on the yield of gravitationally produced dark matter (DM). We take into account the DM production through the $s$-channel exchange of a massless graviton both from the scattering of inflatons during the reheating era, and from the Standard Model bath via the UV freeze-in mechanism. By considering the DM to...

We for the first time map the range of active-sterile neutrino mixing angles in which leptogenesis is possible in the type I seesaw model with three heavy neutrinos with Majorana masses between 50 MeV and 70 TeV, covering the entire experimentally accessible mass range. Our study includes both, the asymmetry generation during freeze-in (ARS mechanism) and freeze-out (resonant leptotenesis) of...

We present new physics implications of LHCb measurements of bsll observables within a model-independent approach and make projections for future measurements that indicate that LHCb will be in the position to discover lepton non-universality with the Run 3 data in a single observable. Moreover, we present global fits of rare B-decays within multidimensional fits involving up to all the...

In Supersymmetry, the lightest neutralino turns out to be a promising WIMP dark matter(DM) candidate. In the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model(MSSM), a pure neutralino state can be a thermal DM if it has mass $\cal{O}$(1) TeV. So a WIMP dark matter(DM) of mass $\cal{O}$(100) GeV or less should be a "tempered neutralino". Taking into account current constraints from direct detection(DD)...

Deviations from the SM in high energy longitudinal vector boson scattering might be the first evidence of a composite electroweak symmetry breaking sector. In this talk I will discuss the theoretical expectations and experimental prospects for this process in composite Higgs models. I will also compare it with searches for scalars that are typical in this class of model.

We introduce a class of new algebras, the shifted quiver Yangians, as the BPS algebras for type IIA string theory on general toric Calabi-Yau three-folds. We construct representations of the shifted quiver Yangian from general subcrystals of the canonical crystal. We derive our results via equivariant localization for supersymmetric quiver quantum mechanics for various framed quivers, where...

We proposed a novel method to test the CP-violation in scalar sector at Higgs factories. Based on the CP-properties' analysis, if we have already discovered two scalars, the existence of three vertices $H_1ZZ$, $H_2ZZ$, and $H_1H_2Z$ at tree level becomes the evidence for us to confirm CP-violation. At a lepton collider, all four components of energy-momentum can be reconstructed, and thus all...

The discovery of diffuse sub-PeV gamma-rays by the Tibet AS$_\gamma$ collaboration promises to revolutionize our understanding of the high-energy astrophysical universe. It has been shown that this data broadly agrees with prior theoretical expectations. We study the impact of this discovery on a well-motivated new physics scenario: PeV-scale decaying dark matter (DM). Considering a wide...

Since the first idea by Brout, Engler and Higgs in 1964, the Higgs boson had been searched for intensively. Finally, it was discovered at a mass of about 125 GeV in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. While currently all measurements of e.g. cross sections and branching ratios show a good agreement with the Standard Model predictions, there are...

This talk focusses on constraining the inflaton couplings and reheating temperature by the CMB data in different inflation models. It has been pointed out that within a given inflation model, it is possible to “measure” the inflaton coupling from CMB. The models parameters can be related to the observable CMB data by the reheating parameters. Using the Planck 2018 data, we give constraints to...

We present potential signatures and combined constraints for leptoquarks which couple to first generation fermions, considering both low energy precision observables and LHC direct searches. Including all ten leptoquark representations, five scalar and five vector ones, we study at the precision frontier the constraints from $K\to\pi\nu\nu$, $K\to\pi e^+e^-$, $K^0-\bar K^0$ and $D^0-\bar D^0$...

We study the possibility of measuring neutrino Yukawa couplings in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model supplemented with right-handed neutrinos (NMSSMr) when the lightest of such states is the Dark Matter (DM) candidate, by exploiting a `dijet + dilepton + Missing Transverse Energy' (MET) signature. We show that, contrary to the minimal realisation of Supersymmetry (SUSY), the...

The Tera-Z phase of future $e^+ e^-$ colliders, FCC-ee and CepC, is a goldmine for exploring $Z$ portal physics. We focus on axion-like particles (ALPs) that can be produced via $Z$ decays with a monochromatic photon. As a template model, we consider composite Higgs models with a light pseudo-scalar that couples through the Wess-Zumino-Witten term to the electroweak gauge bosons. For both...

In many theories dark matter is assumed to be a Majorana fermion, for which the anapole moment can induce an effective interaction with targets in direct detection experiments via the exchange of a virtual photon. In this talk, I will present the novel contribution to the anapole moment of a generic Majorana fermion due to vectors in the one-loop expression. For this, the diagrams are...

The QCD axion, based on the existence of the anomalous Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry, realizes a simple and elegant solution to the strong CP problem. However, explicit realizations are extremely sensitive to PQ-violating effects in the UV, which can destabilize the axion potential and spoil the solution. In this talk, we introduce a class of composite axion models that provide a natural solution...

We make a comprehensive study of vector-like fermionic dark matter and flavor anomalies in a simple extension of standard model. The model is added with doublet vector-like fermions of quark and lepton type, and also a $S_1(\bar{\textbf{3}},\textbf{1},1/3)$ scalar leptoquark. An additional lepton type singlet fermion is included, whose admixture with vector-like lepton doublet plays the role...

We investigate whether successful Gravitational Leptogenesis can take place during an Ekpyrotic contraction phase. Two possible paths by which this can occur are coupling the Ekpyrotic scalar to a gravitational Chern-Simons term, or to a U(1) gauge field Chern-Simons term. These couplings lead to the production of chiral gravitational waves, which generate a lepton number asymmetry through the...

Scalar Leptoquark models can explain the current anomalies in B physics. However, one of the main constraints on these models comes from Bs-mixing.

We analyse the QCD corrections to the Bs-mixing process within a scalar leptoquark model, going at 2-loop level. In order to examine the effect of this process we use a low energy EFT, and compute the Wilson coefficients at NLO.

We will discuss the experimental challenges and prospects for precision measurements of observables associated to quark pair production at e+e- Higgs/Top Factories (with focus in the ILC)

The discovery of the Higgs boson with the mass of about 125 GeV completed the particle content predicted by the Standard Model. Even though this model is well established and consistent with many measurements, it is not capable to solely explain some observations. Many Supersymmetric extensions addressing such shortcomings introduce additional Higgs-like bosons which can be either neutral,...

The latest measurement of the ratio $R_K$ at LHCb provides evidence for lepton flavour non-universal interactions beyond the Standard Model.

A popular extension of the Standard Model is the R-parity conserving Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), however, it is widely claimed in the literature that an explanation of these anomalies is not possible within this model.

In this talk, I...

We investigate the possibility of simultaneously explaining inflation, the neutrino masses and the baryon asymmetry through extending the Standard Model by a triplet Higgs. The neutrino masses are generated by the vacuum expectation value of the triplet Higgs, while a combination of the triplet and doublet Higgs' plays the role of the inflaton. Additionally, the dynamics of the triplet, and...

We study the occurrence of a strong first-order electroweak phase transition in composite Higgs models. Minimal constructions realising this scenario are based on the coset SO(6)/SO(5) which delivers an extended Higgs sector with an additional scalar. In such models, a two-step phase transition can be obtained with the scalar singlet acquiring a vacuum expectation value at intermediate...

New physics may have gone unseen so far due to it being hidden in a dark sector. This may result in a rich phenomenology which we can access through portal interactions. In this talk, we present recent results from dark-sector searches in CMS using the full Run-II data-set of the LHC.

As the standard model of the Big Bang cosmology, the ΛCDM model can account for most observations of the Universe, especially on the large scale structure of the Universe.However, the predictions on small scale structures exist some anomalies:missing satellites, cusp vs core, too big to fail. The issues can be resolved if the DM has strong self-interactions with light mediator(o(1)Mev) where...

Many new physics models, including supersymmetric extensions to the Standard Model such as two Higgs doublet models (2HDMs), predict the existence of new particles decaying into two bosons (W, Z, photon, or Higgs bosons) making these important signatures in the search for new physics. Searches for such diboson resonances have been performed in final states with different numbers of leptons,...

In gauge-Higgs unification (GHU), the 4D Higgs boson appears as a part of the fifth dimensional component of 5D gauge field. Recently, an $SO(11)$ GUT inspired $SO(5)\times U(1)\times SU(3)$ GHU model has been proposed. In the GHU, Kaluza-Klein (KK) excited states of neutral vector bosons, photon, $Z$ boson and $Z_R$ boson, appear as neutral massive vector bosons $Z'$s. The $Z'$ bosons in the...

We discuss the possibility that accreting black hole systems could be sources for dark matter flux through several different mechanisms. We firstly discuss two types of systems: coronal thermal plasmas around supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei (AGNs), and accretion disks of stellar-mass X-ray black hole binaries (BHBs). We explore how these black hole systems may produce keV...

A review of the recent searches for Exotic Decays of the Higgs boson performed by the CMS experiment will be presented. Whilst it is an overview talk, the speaker can choose a couple of subjects to develop in more detail.

Dark gauge sectors are well-motivated extensions of the Standard Model which may have interesting cosmological consequences. In this talk I will discuss the treatment of confinement and/or chiral phase transitions in dark QCD-like sectors, using Polyakov-extended chiral effective models. The implication for gravitational wave signatures in these type of theories will be explored.

We report on a new class of flavorful $Z^\prime$-extensions of the standard model, which explain the recent hints for lepton universality violation in $R_{K^{(*)}}$-data.

The models feature new vector-like fermions as well as additional scalar fields around the electroweak scale or above.

On top of well-known theoretical and phenomenological constraints, we require stable and Landau-pole...

PandaX experiment uses xenon as target to detect weak and rare physics signals, including dark matter and neutrinos. PandaX-II, 580kg liquid xenon completed successfully in 2019, and we are running a next generation experiment PandaX-4T with 4-ton xenon in the sensitive volume. In this talk, I will give an overview of the PandaX-4T experiment and commissioning. From 0.63 ton-year exposure data...

A recently proposed dark matter WIMP [1] has only second-order couplings to gauge bosons and itself. As a result, it has small annihilation, scattering, and creation cross-sections, and is consequently consistent with all current experiments and the observed abundance of dark matter. These cross-sections are, however, still sufficiently large to enable detection in experiments that are planned...

We study electroweak baryogenesis in the SO(6)/SO(5) composite Higgs model with the third generation quarks being embedded in the 20′ representation of SO(6). The scalar sector contains one Higgs doublet and one real singlet, and their potential is given by the Coleman-Weinberg potential evaluated from the form factors of the lightest vector and fermion resonances. We show that the resonance...

We study the cosmological propagation of gravitational waves (GW) beyond general relativity (GR) across homogeneous and isotropic backgrounds. We consider scenarios in which GWs interact with an additional tensor field and use a parametrized phenomenological approach that generically describes their coupled equations of motion. We analyze four distinct classes of derivative and...

I will describe interplay between the study of supersymmetric line defects and the construction of link invariants. As an example, a certain UV-IR map for line defects in 4d N=2 theories of class-S motivates a new link "invariant" (with wall-crossing behaviors) for links in three-manifolds taking the form of a surface times a real line. This new link "invariant" gives a refined counting of the...

Unconventional SUSY connects spacetime and internal symmetries, combining spin-1 gauge field and spin-1/2 matter particles in a single Lie superalgebra-valued connection. In this representation, states do not come in Bose-Fermi pairs, avoiding the doubling of particles and fields. If the local symmetry contains the Lorentz group, gravity is inevitably included, but there are no spin-3/2 or...

The physics programme at ATLAS involves a variety of Standard Model and Beyond Standard Model resonances decaying to two b quarks, including the Higgs Boson. In order to identify these resonances at high momentum, ATLAS has developed the boosted X→bb tagger, a new NN-based tagging algorithm which combines the flavour information of up to three sub-jets associated to the large-R jet capturing...

R-parity violation introduces many viable signatures to the search for supersymmetry at the LHC.The decay of supersymmetric particles can produce leptons or jets, while removing the missingtransverse momentum signal common to traditional supersymmetry searches. The talk presentsrecent results from searches of supersymmetry in these unusual signatures of R-parity violationwith the CMS detector.

The Affleck Dine mechanism is a compelling explanation for the asymmetry between matter and anti-matter. Unfortunately, testing the mechanism is quite a challenge due to the high scales involved. We will argue that the Affleck-Dine condensate usually produces long lived Q-balls that cause an early period of matter domination. Because these Q-balls decay at a rate faster than exponential, they...

The symmetry breaking of grand unified gauge groups in the early universe often leaves behind relic topological defects such as cosmic strings, domain walls, or monopoles. For some symmetry breaking chains that produce domain walls, the accompanied presence of strings can lead to the destruction of the domain wall network, alleviating tension with present-day cosmology and to unique...

In this talk we will present an extension of the Standard Model that results from the dimensional reduction of the $N=1$, $10 D$ $E_8$ group over a $M4\times B_0/Z_3$ space, where $B_0$ is the nearly-Kähler manifold $SU(3)/U(1)\times U(1)$ and $Z_3$ is a freely acting discrete group on $B_0$. Using the Wilson flux breaking mechanism we are left in four dimensions with an $N=1$ $SU(3)^3$ gauge...

A possible explanation of the origin of baryon asymmetry in the universe is provided by electroweak (EW) baryogenesis, where the asymmetry is generated during a first-order phase transition. This can be realized in the presence of new physics that modify the Higgs dynamics.

Non minimal Composite Higgs models based on the coset SO(6)/SO(5) offer a suitable extension of the SM Higgs sector...

R-parity-violating (RPV) SUSY models are well motivated theories, with fewer experimental constraints than many R-parity-conserving models, and allow for more natural supersymmetric mass spectra. This talk presents the latest result for a search for RPV SUSY in final states with at least one lepton and high number of jets, several of which may be b-jets. The analysis follows a general approach...

The presence of a non-baryonic Dark Matter (DM) component in the Universe is inferred from the observation of its gravitational interaction. If Dark Matter interacts weakly with the Standard Model (SM) it could be produced at the LHC. The ATLAS experiment has developed a broad search program for DM candidates, including resonance searches for the mediator which would couple DM to the SM,...

In this talk, vector boson scattering measurements performed by the CMS experiment will be presented. In addition to standard model measurements, some explanation of its application to search for new physics will also be shown.

Standard lore suggests that four-dimensional SU(N) gauge theory with 2 massless adjoint Weyl fermions ("adjoint QCD") flows to a phase with confinement and chiral symmetry breaking. In this talk, we will test and present new evidence for this lore. Our strategy involves realizing adjoint QCD in the deep IR of a renormalization group flow descending from SU(N) Seiberg-Witten theory, deformed by...

In the presence of an ultralight bosonic field, spinning black holes are unstable to superradiance. The rotational energy of the black hole is converted into an oscillating boson cloud, which dissipates through the emission of nearly monochromatic gravitational radiation. Thus, gravitational wave observations by ground- or space-based detectors can be used to probe the existence of dark...

A strongly-coupled sector can feature a supercooled confinement transition in the early universe. When fundamental quanta of the strong sector are swept into expanding bubbles of the confined phase, the distance between them is large compared to the confinement scale. The flux linking the fundamental quanta then deforms and stretches towards the wall, producing an enhanced number of composite...

Negative results of searches for BSM physics at the LHC are pushing the soft-SUSY-breaking scale of colored superpartners beyond the TeV scale. On the contrary, there exist only very weak constraints on the masses of additional light fermions gauged under the SM gauge group. Therefore, split-/high-scale-SUSY scenarios are an appealing alternative to weak-scale SUSY since they automatically...