Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Despite excellent agreement with experiment, the Standard Model leaves several issues unresolved. These issues will be explored and several extensions to the Standard Model introduced: models with extra dimensions and a fourth family of particles.;In extra dimensional models, there are Fourier modes of the Standard Model particles. We study the detection of bound states of one of the modes and its Standard Model particle.;We then explore a particular model of extra dimensions known as Randall-Sundrum or warped extra dimensions. We will see how this model affects top quark measurements at the proposed International Linear Collider.;Finally we will study the detection of heavy charged leptons at both the Large Hadron and International Linear Colliders.
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De Pree, Erin Kathleen, "As particles collide: Extra dimensions and heavy leptons" (2008). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539623530.