ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Nathaniel Craig (Rutgers U)
Title: Theories of Natural Supersymmetry
Date (JST): Mon, Oct 07, 2013, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: The first run of the LHC has placed stringent constraints on weak-scale supersymmetry and discovered a Standard Model-like Higgs boson around 125 GeV. In light of these results, supersymmetry may still remain a viable explanation for the hierarchy problem if the third generation of superpartners is significantly lighter than the others and there are additional contributions to the Higgs mass beyond those found in the MSSM. In this talk I'll present several simple, unified models that naturally realize these features, resolve various supersymmetric tuning problems, and predict new states
that may accessible at the LHC.