A. Pilkington

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We examine the possibility of producing gluino pairs at the LHC via the exclusive reaction pp → p + ˜ g˜g + p in the case where the gluinos are long lived. Such long lived gluinos are possible if the scalar super-partners have large enough masses. We show that it may be possible to observe the gluinos via their conversion to R-hadron jets and measure their(More)
Detecting Higgs bosons in the b ¯ b decay channel using forward proton tagging at the LHC Abstract A detailed study is presented of the search for Higgs bosons in the b-decay channel in the central exclusive production process at the LHC. We present results for proton tagging detectors at both 220m and 420m around ATLAS or CMS. We consider two benchmark(More)
We review the three Monte Carlo generators that are available for simulating the central exclusive reaction, pp → p + X + p. The central exclusive mechanism is defined as pp → p + X + p with no radiation emitted between the intact outgoing beam hadrons and the central system X. The study of central exclusive Higgs boson production has been aided with the(More)
We present the FP420 R&D project, which has been studying the key aspects of the development and installation of a silicon tracker and fast-timing detectors in the LHC tunnel at 420 m from the interaction points of the ATLAS and CMS experiments. These detectors would measure precisely very forward protons in conjunction with the corresponding central(More)
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