An MCMC study of general squark flavour mixing in the MSSM

Björn Herrmann, Karen De Causmaecker, Benjamin Fuks, Farvah Mahmoudi, Ben O'Leary, Werner Porod, Sezen Sekmen, Nadja Strobbe

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We present an extensive study of non-minimally flavour violating (NMFV) terms in the Lagrangian of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). We impose a variety of theoretical and experimental constraints and perform a detailed scan of the parameter space by means of a Markov Chain Monte-Carlo (MCMC) setup. This represents the first study of several nonzero flavour-violating elements within the MSSM. We present the results of the MCMC scan with a special focus on the flavour-violating parameters. Based on these results, we define benchmark scenarios for future studies of NMFV effects at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number576
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 29 2015

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