Collider Interplay for Supersymmetry, Higgs and Dark Matter

O. Buchmueller, M. Citron, J. Ellis, S. Guha, J. Marrouche, K. A. Olive, K. de Vries, Jiaming Zheng

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We discuss the potential impacts on the CMSSM of future LHC runs and possible e+e- and higher-energy proton–proton colliders, considering searches for supersymmetry via  ET events, precision electroweak physics, Higgs measurements and dark matter searches. We validate and present estimates of the physics reach for exclusion or discovery of supersymmetry via ET searches at the LHC, which should cover the low-mass regions of the CMSSM parameter space favoured in a recent global analysis. As we illustrate with a low-mass benchmark point, a discovery would make possible accurate LHC measurements of sparticle masses using the MT2 variable, which could be combined with cross-section and other measurements to constrain the gluino, squark and stop masses and hence the soft supersymmetry-breaking parameters (Formula Presented.) of the CMSSM. Slepton measurements at CLIC would enable m0 and (Formula Presented.) to be determined with high precision. If supersymmetry is indeed discovered in the low-mass region, precision electroweak and Higgs measurements with a future circular e+e- collider (FCC-ee, also known as TLEP) combined with LHC measurements would provide tests of the CMSSM at the loop level. If supersymmetry is not discovered at the LHC, it is likely to lie somewhere along a focus-point, stop-coannihilation strip or direct-channel A / H resonance funnel. We discuss the prospects for discovering supersymmetry along these strips at a future circular proton–proton collider such as FCC-hh. Illustrative benchmark points on these strips indicate that also in this case FCC-ee could provide tests of the CMSSM at the loop level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number469
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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Funding Information:
The work of K.J.dV., O.B. and J.E. is supported in part by the London Centre for Terauniverse Studies (LCTS), using funding from the European Research Council via the Advanced Investigator Grant 267352. The work of J.E. is also supported in part by STFC (UK) via the research Grants ST/J002798/1 and ST/L000326/1. The work of K.A.O. is supported in part by DOE Grant DE-SC0011842 at the University of Minnesota.

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