How to Use the LHC to Search for Dark Matter

How to Use the LHC to Search for Dark Matter
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While cosmologists may be fascinated by what dark matter does, particle physicists are fascinated by what dark matter is. For us, dark matter should be—naturally—a particle, albeit one that is still lurking hidden in our data. For the last few decades, we've had a tantalizing guess as to what this particle might be—namely, the lightest of a new class of supersymmetric particles.

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