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Dark Matter benchmark models for early LHC Run-2 Searches: Report of the ATLAS/CMS Dark Matter Forum

  • Author(s): Abercrombie, D;
  • Akchurin, N;
  • Akilli, E;
  • Maestre, JA;
  • Allen, B;
  • Gonzalez, BA;
  • Andrea, J;
  • Arbey, A;
  • Azuelos, G;
  • Azzi, P;
  • Backović, M;
  • Bai, Y;
  • Banerjee, S;
  • Beacham, J;
  • Belyaev, A;
  • Boveia, A;
  • Brennan, AJ;
  • Buchmueller, O;
  • Buckley, MR;
  • Busoni, G;
  • Buttignol, M;
  • Cacciapaglia, G;
  • Caputo, R;
  • Carpenter, L;
  • Castro, NF;
  • Ceballos, GG;
  • Cheng, Y;
  • Chou, JP;
  • Gonzalez, AC;
  • Cowden, C;
  • D'Eramo, F;
  • De Cosa, A;
  • De Gruttola, M;
  • De Roeck, A;
  • De Simone, A;
  • Deandrea, A;
  • Demiragli, Z;
  • DiFranzo, A;
  • Doglioni, C;
  • du Pree, T;
  • Erbacher, R;
  • Erdmann, J;
  • Fischer, C;
  • Flaecher, H;
  • Fox, PJ;
  • Fuks, B;
  • Genest, MH;
  • Gomber, B;
  • Goudelis, A;
  • Gramling, J;
  • Gunion, J;
  • Hahn, K;
  • Haisch, U;
  • Harnik, R;
  • Harris, PC;
  • Hoepfner, K;
  • Hoh, SY;
  • Hsu, DG;
  • Hsu, SC;
  • Iiyama, Y;
  • Ippolito, V;
  • Jacques, T;
  • Ju, X;
  • Kahlhoefer, F;
  • Kalogeropoulos, A;
  • Kaplan, LS;
  • Kashif, L;
  • Khoze, VV;
  • Khurana, R;
  • Kotov, K;
  • Kovalskyi, D;
  • Kulkarni, S;
  • Kunori, S;
  • Kutzner, V;
  • Lee, HM;
  • Lee, SW;
  • Liew, SP;
  • Lin, T;
  • Lowette, S;
  • Madar, R;
  • Malik, S;
  • Maltoni, F;
  • Perez, MM;
  • Mattelaer, O;
  • Mawatari, K;
  • McCabe, C;
  • Megy, T;
  • Morgante, E;
  • Mrenna, S;
  • Moon, CS;
  • Narayanan, SM;
  • Nelson, A;
  • Novaes, SF;
  • Padeken, KO;
  • Pani, P;
  • Papucci, M;
  • Paulini, M;
  • Paus, C;
  • Pazzini, J;
  • Penning, B
  • et al.
Abstract

This document is the final report of the ATLAS-CMS Dark Matter Forum, a forum organized by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations with the participation of experts on theories of Dark Matter, to select a minimal basis set of dark matter simplified models that should support the design of the early LHC Run-2 searches. A prioritized, compact set of benchmark models is proposed, accompanied by studies of the parameter space of these models and a repository of generator implementations. This report also addresses how to apply the Effective Field Theory formalism for collider searches and present the results of such interpretations.

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