752 research outputs found

    Master\u27s Project: Northern Nevada\u27s T1D Women\u27s Community

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    My aspiration for this project was to create a safe space for women with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in the Northern Nevada/Tahoe community to come together and share their stories and connect outside the walls of medical facilities. I was motivated to do this project by by desperate search for a resource like this and feeling constantly alone in my struggles with T1D. For me it was important the group was created for all persons identifying as female, and that it was an in person experience. Research has shown that women’s spaces are generative in a different way than co-ed spaces (Wolf, 2013). There is an abundance of online communities to turn to for resources and advice, but nothing in Reno that was offering what I and other women I met needed; inperson time with someone who gets it, cares, and understands. Having someone to laugh with about moments only another diabetic could understand, and just knowing there are others like you, not just behind a computer screen somewhere, but just down the road from you, is enough in moments to not feel quite alone. Isn\u27t that what life\u27s all about? Connecting with others on this great adventure through life

    Search for new particles in events with energetic jets and large missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV

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    A search is presented for new particles produced at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at root s = 13 TeV, using events with energetic jets and large missing transverse momentum. The analysis is based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 101 fb(-1), collected in 2017-2018 with the CMS detector. Machine learning techniques are used to define separate categories for events with narrow jets from initial-state radiation and events with large-radius jets consistent with a hadronic decay of a W or Z boson. A statistical combination is made with an earlier search based on a data sample of 36 fb(-1), collected in 2016. No significant excess of events is observed with respect to the standard model background expectation determined from control samples in data. The results are interpreted in terms of limits on the branching fraction of an invisible decay of the Higgs boson, as well as constraints on simplified models of dark matter, on first-generation scalar leptoquarks decaying to quarks and neutrinos, and on models with large extra dimensions. Several of the new limits, specifically for spin-1 dark matter mediators, pseudoscalar mediators, colored mediators, and leptoquarks, are the most restrictive to date.Peer reviewe

    Combined searches for the production of supersymmetric top quark partners in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV