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  • Thaler, Jesse; Kahn, Yonatan Frederick; McCullough, Matthew Philip (Springer-Verlag, 2013-11)
    The discovery of a standard-model-like Higgs at 126 GeV and the absence of squark signals thus far at the LHC both point towards a mini-split spectrum for supersymmetry. Within standard paradigms, it is non-trivial to ...
  • Schmaltz, Martin; Stolarski, Daniel; Thaler, Jesse (Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010-09)
    While little Higgs models provide an interesting way to address the hierarchy problem, concrete models in the literature typically face two major obstacles. First, the mechanism for generating a Higgs quartic coupling ...
  • Chang, Hsi-Ming; Procura, Massimiliano; Thaler, Jesse; Waalewijn, Wouter J. (American Physical Society, 2013-09)
    By using observables that only depend on charged particles (tracks), one can efficiently suppress pileup contamination at the LHC. Such measurements are not infrared safe in perturbation theory, so any calculation of ...
  • Chang, Hsi-Ming; Procura, Massimiliano; Thaler, Jesse; Waalewijn, Wouter J. (American Physical Society, 2013-08)
    In e[superscript +]e[superscript -] event shapes studies at LEP, two different measurements were sometimes performed: a “calorimetric” measurement using both charged and neutral particles and a “track-based” measurement ...
  • D'Eramo, Francesco; Fei, Lin; Thaler, Jesse (IOP Publishing, 2012-03)
    Pure singlets are typically disfavored as dark matter candidates, since they generically have a thermal relic abundance larger than the observed value. In this paper, we propose a new dark matter mechanism called "assimilation", ...
  • Fan, JiJi; Thaler, Jesse; Wang, Lian-Tao (Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010-06)
    We consider explicit models of dynamical supersymmetry breaking where dark matter is a 10 – 100 TeV strongly-interacting composite state carrying no standard model quantum numbers. These constructions are simple variants ...
  • Cheung, Clifford; Mardon, Jeremy; Nomura, Yasunori; Thaler, Jesse (Springer / SISSA, 2010-07)
    If the lightest observable-sector supersymmetric particle (LOSP) is charged and long-lived, then it may be possible to indirectly measure the Planck mass at the LHC and provide a spectacular confirmation of supergravity ...
  • Craig, Nathaniel; Stolarski, Daniel; Thaler, Jesse (Springer-Verlag, 2011-11)
    We introduce a novel composite Higgs theory based on con ning supersymmetric QCD. Supersymmetric duality plays a key role in this construction, with a "fat" Higgs boson emerging as a dual magnetic degree of freedom charged ...
  • Craig, Nathaniel; McCullough, Matthew Philip; Thaler, Jesse (Springer-Verlag, 2012-06)
    If supersymmetry (SUSY) solves the hierarchy problem, then naturalness considerations coupled with recent LHC bounds require non-trivial superpartner flavor structures. Such “Natural SUSY” models exhibit a large mass ...
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    Cheung, Clifford; Nomura, Yasunori; Thaler, Jesse (Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010-03)
    Supersymmetric phenomenology has been largely bound to the hypothesis that supersymmetry breaking originates from a single source. In this paper, we relax this underlying assumption and consider a multiplicity of sectors ...
  • Thaler, Jesse; Thomas, Zachary Talbott (Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011-07)
    Supersymmetric collider phenomenology depends crucially on whether the lightest observable-sector supersymmetric particle (LOSP) decays, and if so, what the LOSP decay products are. For instance, in SUSY models where the ...
  • Thaler, Jesse; Van Tilburg, Ken (Springer-Verlag, 2011-03)
    We introduce a new jet shape—N-subjettiness—designed to identify boosted hadronically-decaying objects like electroweak bosons and top quarks. Combined with a jet invariant mass cut, N-subjettiness is an effective ...
  • Bertolini, Daniele; Chan, Tucker; Thaler, Jesse (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014-04)
    We introduce a new class of event shapes to characterize the jet-like structure of an event. Like traditional event shapes, our observables are infrared/collinear safe and involve a sum over all hadrons in an event, but ...
  • Lee, C.; Stewart, Iain; Thaler, Jesse (IOP Publishing, 2012-05)
    In this paper, we review recent theoretical progress and the latest experimental results in jet substructure from the Tevatron and the LHC. We review the status of and outlook for calculation and simulation tools for ...
  • Kahn, Yonatan Frederick; Thaler, Jesse (Springer-Verlag, 2012-07)
    Locality is a guiding principle for constructing realistic quantum field theories. Compactified theories offer an interesting context in which to think about locality, since interactions can be nonlocal in the compact ...
  • Thaler, Jesse; Van Tilburg, Ken (Springer-Verlag, 2012-02)
    N -subjettiness is a jet shape designed to identify boosted hadronic objects such as top quarks. Given N subjet axes within a jet, N-subjettiness sums the angular distances of jet constituents to their nearest subjet axis. ...
  • Craig, Nathaniel; McCullough, Matthew Philip; Thaler, Jesse (Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2012-03)
    Recent LHC bounds on squark masses combined with naturalness and flavor considerations motivate non-trivial sfermion mass spectra in the supersymmetric Standard Model. These can arise if supersymmetry breaking is communicated ...
  • Mateu Barreda, Vicent; Stewart, Iain; Thaler, Jesse (American Physical Society, 2013-01)
    We introduce an operator depending on the “transverse velocity” r that describes the effect of hadron masses on the leading 1/Q power correction to event-shape observables. Here, Q is the scale of the hard collision. This ...
  • Feige, Ilya; Schwartz, Matthew D.; Stewart, Iain; Thaler, Jesse (American Physical Society, 2012-08)
    Jet substructure has emerged as a critical tool for LHC searches, but studies so far have relied heavily on shower Monte Carlo simulations, which formally approximate QCD at the leading-log level. We demonstrate that ...
  • Kahn, Yonatan Frederick; Thaler, Jesse (American Physical Society, 2012-12)
    High-luminosity experiments are able to search for new physics at low energies, which could have evaded detection thus far due to very weak couplings to the Standard Model. The DarkLight experiment at Jefferson Lab is ...
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