Carlos E. M. Wagner

Professor; Head of the ANL High Energy Physics Theory Group

Ph. D., University of Hamburg, 1989
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-0767
Location: PRC 365
Email: cwagnerhep.anl.gov
WWW: Web Site

Theoretical physics, elementary particles, supersymmetric theories.

Among the most relevant open questions in particle physics are the ones related to the origin of mass and to the existence of matter in the Universe. The answer to the first question relies on the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, which can be tested through the corresponding Higgs physics at high energy collider facilities. The answer to the second question is more difficult, since the understanding of the origin of ordinary matter, the building blocks of atoms, and of dark matter, visible only via its gravitational interactions, demands new physics, beyond the current Standard Model description. One ambitious goal would be to find a scenario that led to an answer to all these questions in a natural way. Supersymmetric extensions of the standard model seem to provide the best framework to achieve such a goal, while allowing the possibility of a unified description of all particle interactions. For these reasons, my research activities focus on such supersymmetric extensions, putting emphasis on Higgs physics and on the possible experimental tests of these theories. Moreover, I investigate the possibility of generating all matter by physics at low energies, that may be testable at current experiments, or at those planned in the near future. One of the findings of my work is that this possibility may be realized in minimal supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, if some specific conditions are fulfilled. These conditions will be tested at the Tevatron collider, which is operating at the Fermilab Laboratory in the Chicago area, as well as the LHC collider at CERN, which will start operation by the end of the year 2007.

KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Return of the WIMP: Missing energy signals and the Galactic Center excess", Physical Review D, Volume 100, Issue 5, id.055002 (Sep 2019)
  2. "The Return of the WIMP: Missing Energy Signals and the Galactic Center Excess", arXiv:1905.03768 (May 2019)
  3. "Bounding the Charm Yukawa", arXiv:1905.09360 (May 2019)
  4. "A $pmb{
    u}$ Solution to the Strong CP Problem
    ", arXiv:1904.05360 (Apr 2019)
  5. "A light complex scalar for the electron and muon anomalous magnetic moments", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2019, Issue 3, article id. 8, 25 pp (Mar 2019)
  6. "{R}_{D^{(*)}} in custodial warped space", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2018, Issue 12, article id. 43, 37 pp (Dec 2018)
  7. "Supersymmetry and LHC missing energy signals", Physical Review D, Volume 98, Issue 11, id.115010 (Dec 2018)
  8. "MSSM Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC: Benchmark Scenarios for Run 2 and Beyond", arXiv:1808.07542 (Aug 2018)
  9. "A light Higgs at the LHC and the B-anomalies", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2018, Issue 6, article id. 150, 27 pp (Jun 2018)
  10. "Wrong sign bottom Yukawa coupling in low energy supersymmetry", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 11, id.115028 (Jun 2018)
  11. "Higgs portals for thermal Dark Matter. EFT perspectives and the NMSSM", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2018, Issue 4, article id. #69, 41 pp (Apr 2018)
  12. "Modification of Higgs couplings in minimal composite models", Physical Review D, Volume 96, Issue 3, id.035013 (Aug 2017)
  13. "Constraints on supersymmetric dark matter for heavy scalar superpartners", Physical Review D, Volume 95, Issue 9, id.095021 (May 2017)
  14. "A Second Peak in Diphoton (or Diboson) Resonances", arXiv:1606.06733 (Jun 2016)
  15. "Enhancing the Higgs associated production with a top quark pair", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2016, Issue 5, article id.123, 21 pp (May 2016)
  16. "Blind spots for neutralino dark matter in the MSSM with an intermediate mA", Physical Review D, Volume 90, Issue 1, id.015018 (Jul 2014)
  17. "Dark Matter and enhanced h → γγ rate from vector-like Leptons", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2012, article id.64 (Dec 2012)
  18. "LHC discovery potential for non-standard Higgs bosons in the 3b channel", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2012, article id. #91 (Jul 2012)
  19. "Implications of sterile neutrinos for medium/long-baseline neutrino experiments and the determination of θ13", Physical Review D, vol. 85, Issue 7, id. 073004 (Apr 2012)
  20. "A 125 GeV SM-like Higgs in the MSSM and the γγ rate", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2012, article id. #14 (Mar 2012)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Mass Function Predictions Beyond LCDM", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #127.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43, 2011 (Jan 2011)
  2. "Proton Driver Linac for the Frankfurt Neutron Source", VIII LATIN AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND APPLICATIONS. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1265, pp. 487-492 (2010) (Aug 2010)
  3. "The Hunt for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider", Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements, Volume 200, p. 185-417 (Mar 2010)
  4. "Mass Function for CDM Cosmologies", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #376.08; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 42, p.585 (Jan 2010)
  5. "A Simple Model to Solve μ/Bμ Problem in Gauge Mediation", American Physical Society, 2008 APS April Meeting and HEDP/HEDLA Meeting, April 11-15, 2008, abstract #W11.008 (Apr 2008)

Past Visitors:
  1. Rob Cameron, SLAC/Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (2009)
  2. Dale Fixsen, University of Maryland (2009)
  3. Paolo Gondolo, University of Utah (2009)
  4. Daisuke Nagai, Yale University (2009)