Could we be missing new physics at the LHC?
Despite its great success in describing the elementary particles and interactions among them, the Standard Model (SM) fails to explain certain phenomena: it does not include gravity, it accommodates neither neutrino masses nor dark matter, and it predicts a minuscule baryon asymmetry. These shortcomings indicate that the SM needs to be extended. Many models extending the SM have been developed over the years and the search for signatures predicted by these models is at the core of the physics program of two of the LHC experiments, ATLAS and CMS, at CERN.
So far, after over seven years of data taking, no indication for physics beyond the SM (BSM) was observed. Could we be missing something? In this talk, I will review some of the main actions we take in order to guarantee that if BSM physics is produced at the LHC it will not escape detection.