SHiP Collaboration; Heavy Neutral Leptons; LHCb Collaboration; New Physics
Ahdida C., Albanese R., Alexandrov A., Anokhina A., Aoki S., Arduini G., Atkin E., Azorskiy N., Baaltasar Dos Santos F., Back J. J., Bagulya A., Baranov A., Bardou F., Barker G. J., Battistin M., Bauche J., Bay A., Bayliss V., Bencivenni G., Berdnikov Y. A., Berdnikov A. Y., Berezkina I., Bertani M., Betancourt C., et al. (2019), Sensitivity of the SHiP experiment to Heavy Neutral Leptons, in Journal of High Energy Physics
, 2019(4), 77-77.
Ahdida C., Albanese R., Alexandrov A., Anokhina A., Aoki S., Arduini G., Atkin E., Azorskiy N., Back J.J., Bagulya A., Santos F. Baaltasar Dos, Baranov A., Bardou F., Barker G.J., Battistin M., Bauche J., Bay A., Bayliss V., Bencivenni G., Berdnikov A.Y., Berdnikov Y.A., Berezkina I., Bertani M., Betancourt C., et al. (2019), The experimental facility for the Search for Hidden Particles at the CERN SPS, in Journal of Instrumentation
, 14(03), P03025-P03025.
The Search for Hidden Particles (SHiP) experiment is a new general-purpose fixed target facility at the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN to search for hidden particles, as predicted by a large number of models, providing an explanation for dark matter, neutrino oscillations, and the origin of the baryon asymmetry in the Universe.The experiment is aimed at searching for very weakly interacting long-lived particles including Heavy Neutral Leptons (right-handed partners of neutrinos), light supersymmetric particles, dark photons, etc.The objective of the present project is to contribute to the R&D effort for SHiP, in view of the preapration of a Comprehensive Design Report.In parallel, we propose to use the data collected by the LHCb detector during Run 2, to search for HNL in beauty hadron decays for which we will consider a novel inclusive approach.We ask SNSF to support the project through one postdoc salary over a three year period.