The Status of Supersymmetry after the LHC Run 1

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Bechtle, Philip ; Plehn, Tilman ; Sander, Christian (2015)
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | High Energy Physics - Experiment
    arxiv: High Energy Physics::Theory | High Energy Physics::Phenomenology | High Energy Physics::Experiment

Supersymmetry (SUSY) is a complete and renormalisable candidate for an extension of the Standard Model. At an energy scale not too far above the electroweak scale it would solve the hierarchy problem of the SM Higgs boson, dynamically explain electroweak symmetry breaking, and provide a dark-matter candidate. Since it doubles the Standard Model degrees of freedom, SUSY predicts a large number of additional particles, whose properties and effects on precision measurements can be explicitly predicted in a given SUSY model. In this review the motivation for SUSY is outlined, the various searches strategies for SUSY particles at the LHC are described, and the status of SUSY in global analyses after the LHC Run 1 is summarized.
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