Benchmark models, planes, lines and points for future SUSY searches at the LHC

S. S. Abdussalam, B. C. Allanach, H. K. Dreiner, J. Ellis, U. Ellwanger, J. Gunion, S. Heinemeyer, M. Krämer, M. Mangano, K. A. Olive, S. Rogerson, L. Roszkowski, M. Schlaffer, G. Weiglein

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We define benchmark models for SUSY searches at the LHC, including the CMSSM, NUHM, mGMSB, mAMSB, MM-AMSB and p19MSSM, as well as models with R-parity violation and the NMSSM. Within the parameter spaces of these models, we propose benchmark sub-spaces, including planes, lines and points along them. The planes may be useful for presenting results of the experimental searches in different SUSY scenarios, while the specific benchmark points may serve for more detailed detector performance tests and comparisons. We also describe algorithms for defining suitable benchmark points along the proposed lines in the parameter spaces, and we define a few benchmark points motivated by recent fits to existing experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1835
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2011

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