PS08 Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Searches for new physics in photonic final states at LEP
California Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, Pasadena, CA 91125,
Accepted: 11 November 2003
Published online: 2 December 2003
A brief review of searches for physics beyond the Standard Model in photonic final states at LEP is given here. These include searches for supersymmetry, large extra dimensions and contact interactions. Recent results from all four LEP experiments are presented, including improved limits on the new scale of gravity for models with large extra dimensions and the most precise direct measurement of the number of light neutrino species. Status and prospects of the LEP combined searches are also discussed.
PACS: 13.66.Hk Production of non-standard model particles in e+e– interactions – 04.50.+h Gravity in more than four dimensions – 12.60.Jv Supersymmetric models – 12.60.-i Models beyond the standard model – 13.15.+g Neutrino interactions
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004