Predicting and understanding Supersymmetry

Peter Wienemann (Bonn)
DESY auditorium, 17:00h

With the advent of the LHC, TeV-scale Supersymmetry can be probed over a large part of the theoretically motivated parameter space. Several projects are therefore investigating existing measurements like (g-2)_mu, cosmological constraints and precision data from colliders to constrain the allowed parameter space and to make predictions for the LHC. The statistical methods on which these predictions are based will be discussed together with detailed studies of how the first LHC results could be used to further constrain Supersymmetry. There, new challenges arise e.g. from the fact that often different decay chains can give rise to the same final state. A solution to this problem and approaches for model discrimination are presented. Emphasis is placed on results obtained with the framework Fittino.

application/pdf wienemann.pdf (2.3 MB)