The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has announced the results of the search for supersymmetry (SUSY) in events with jets and missing transverse energy. The search is based on data accumulated by the CMS detector during 2010 from proton-proton (pp) collisions at the center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV that correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35 pb−1.

The standard model (SM) of particle physics has been extremely successful in describing all phenomena at the highest attainable energies thus far. Yet, it is widely believed to be only an effective description of a more complete theory, which supersedes it at higher energy scales. Of particular theoretical interest is SUSY, which provides for example a promising mechanism for the unification of three of the four fundamental forces at the expense of introducing a large number of SUSY particles with the same quantum numbers as the SM particles, but differing by half a unit of spin...

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