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Title
Likelihood analysis of the sub-GUT MSSM in light of LHC 13-TeV data
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Abstract
We describe a likelihood analysis using MasterCode of variants of the MSSM in which the soft supersymmetry-breaking parameters are assumed to have universal values at some scale M-in below the supersymmetric grand unification scale M-GUT, as can occur in mirage mediation and other models. In addition to Min, such 'sub-GUT' models have the 4 parameters of the CMSSM, namely a common gaugino mass m(1/2), a common soft supersymmetry-breaking scalar mass m(0), a common trilinear mixing parameter A and the ratio of MSSM Higgs vevs tan beta, assuming that the Higgs mixing parameter mu > 0. We take into account constraints on strongly- and electroweakly-interacting spar tidies from similar to 36/fb of LHC data at 13 TeV and the LUX and 2017 PICO, XENONIT and PandaX-II searches for dark matter scattering, in addition to the previous LHC and dark matter constraints as well as full sets of flavour and electroweak constraints. We find a preference for M-in similar to 10(5) to 10(9) GeV, with M-in similar to M-GUT disfavoured by Delta chi(2) similar to 3 due to the BR(B-s,B-d -> mu(+)mu(-)) constraint. The lower limits on strongly-interacting sparticles are largely determined by LHC searches, and similar to those in the CMSSM, We find a preference for the LSP to be a Bino or Higgsino with m(chi 1)(-0) similar to TeV, with annihilation via heavy Higgs bosons H/A and stop coannihilation, or chargino coannitulation, bringing the cold dark matter density into the cosmological range. We find that spin-independent dark matter scattering is likely to be within reach of the planned LUX-Zeplin and XENONnT experiments. We probe the impact of the (g - 2)(mu), constraint, finding similar results whether or not it is included.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2018
ISSN
1434-6044
1434-6052
Volume/pages
78 :2 (2018) , 22 p.
Article Reference
158
ISI
000426484200001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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BSMFLEET: Challenging the Standard Model using an extended Physics program in LHCb
HIGGSTOOLS: The Higgs quest - exploring electroweak symmetry breaking at the LHC
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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