SModelS v1.2: Long-lived particles, combination of signal regions, and other novelties

Federico Ambrogi, Juhi Dutta, Jan Heisig, Sabine Kraml, Suchita Kulkarni, Ursula Laa, Andre Lessa, Philipp Neuhuber, Humberto Reyes-Gonzalez, Wolfgang Waltenberger, Matthias Wolf

SModelS is an automatized tool enabling the fast interpretation of simplified model results from the LHC within any model of new physics respecting a Z(2) symmetry. With the version 1.2 we announce several new features. First, previous versions were restricted to missing energy signatures and assumed prompt decays within each decay chain. SModelSv1.2 considers the lifetime of each Z(2)-odd particle and appropriately takes into account missing energy, heavy stable charged particle and R-hadron signatures. Second, the current version allows for a combination of signal regions in efficiency map results whenever a covariance matrix is available from the experiment. This is an important step towards fully exploiting the constraining power of efficiency map results. Several other improvements increase the user-friendliness, such as the use of wildcards in the selection of experimental results, and a faster database which can be given as a URL. Finally, smodelsTools provides an interactive plots maker to conveniently visualize the results of a model scan. (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, Particle Physics
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Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, Université catholique de Louvain, Université Grenoble Alpes, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), Universidade Federal do ABC, Monash University
Computer Physics Communications
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103012 High energy physics
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