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The Madala hypothesis and new scalar bosons at the LHC

When: Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - Tuesday, 06 September 2016
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
P213 (Honours Presentation Room), Physics Building
Start time:13:20

The Mandelstam and National Institutes for Theoretical Physics will host a seminar by Professor Bruce Mellado.

Based on a number of features in the proton-proton collision data collected during Run I by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, the Madala hypothesis was formulated.

These features in the data were interpreted as being due to the existence of a new scalar, the Madala boson, with a mass around 270 GeV. A conservative statistical combination yielded a three sigma effect. The ATLAS and CMS collaboration have just released new data at the international conference ICHEP2016.

Prof. Mellado will summarise the reappearance of these features in the data that were used to formulate the Madala hypothesis, and its implications.

In particular, Mellado will discuss a prediction, namely of the production of anomalously large 4 W bosons, leading to a striking and unequivocal signature.

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