Multivariate search for the lightest Supersymmetric partner of the top quark
Mackin, Dennis S., Jr.
Corcoran, Marjorie D.
Master of Science
We apply the PDE multivariate event classifier to the search for the Supersymmetric parter of the top quark in the two muon channel at D∅ and compare the results to the results of a recently completed conventional analysis. An automated, customizable method for searching for a signal may enable searching through a much larger portion of the Supersymmetry parameter space and may also increase signal sensitivity. We show that an automated process based on the PDE method is capable of achieving signal sensitivity similar to that obtained by conventional analysis methods.
Particle physics; Pure sciences