Searches for Supersymmetry with the CMS Detector

Supersymmetry (SUSY) is a well motivated extension of the Standard Model (SM), introducing a new fundamental symmetry between fermions and bosons. It provides elegant solutions to a series of shortcomings of the SM, such as the Dark Matter problem. Thus SUSY provides a link between microscopic particle physics and large scale cosmology. An important SUSY prediction is the existence of new particles, which could have masses up to a few TeV and are therefore in the reach of the LHC. We search for signatures of these new particles in various final states with the CMS experiment. (image source: CMS/CERN)