Quest for SUSY in CMS

Greg Landsberg (Brown Univ.)
DESY Auditorium, 16.45 h

Supersymmetry (SUSY) is one of the most elegant and theoretically studied extensions of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. Searches for supersymmetric particles have been a flagship of beyond-the-SM physics searches at every new particle accelerator, since the LEP era. Over the last two years the LHC has become the prime player in the quest for supersymmetry, entering completely new energy domain and offering a potential to finally solve the great mystery of particle physics: is SUSY there to solve the infamous "hierarchy problem" of the standard model?
The discovery of a Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS experiments last summer has invigorated these searches and zeroed them in the most interesting range of SUSY parameters. I'll cover the status of current SUSY searches with the CMS detector at the LHC and the near future prospectives.

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