May 29, 10:15 in E204   

Anindya Datta (Calcutta, India)


Universal Extra Dimensions and its signature at the LHC

In universal extra-dimensional models a conserved Z_2 parity ensures the stability of the lightest Kaluza-Klein particle, a potential dark-matter candidate. We show here that boundary-localized kinetic terms, in general, do not preserve this symmetry. We examine the single production of a Kaluza-Klein excitation of the photon and its decay to zero-mode fermion-antifermion pairs in the presence of such terms. We explore how experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can help constrain the boundary-localized kinetic terms for different choices of the compactification radius.