The CMSSM survives Planck, the LHC, LUX-ZEPLIN, Fermi-LAT, H.E.S.S. and IceCube

John Ellis, Keith A. Olive, Vassilis C. Spanos, Ioanna D. Stamou

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We revisit the viability of the CMSSM, searching for regions of parameter space that yield a neutralino dark matter density compatible with Planck measurements, as well as LHC constraints including sparticle searches and the mass of the Higgs boson, recent direct limits on spin-independent and -dependent dark matter scattering from the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, the indirect constraints from Fermi-LAT and H.E.S.S. on dark matter annihilations to photons in dwarf spheroidal galaxies and the Galactic Centre, and the IceCube limits on muons from annihilations to neutrinos in the Sun. For representative values of tan β and A we map in detail the Planck-compatible strips in CMSSM parameter planes, which exhibit multiple distinctive features for large tan β, A= 0 and μ> 0 , and identify portions of the strips that survive all the phenomenological constraints. We find that the most powerful constraint is that from mh, followed by the LZ limit on spin-independent scattering, whereas sparticle searches at the LHC and indirect dark matter searches are less restrictive. Most of the surviving CMSSM parameter space features a Higgsino-like dark matter particle with a mass ∼ 1000 - 1100 GeV, which could best be probed with future direct searches for dark matter scattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number246
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2023

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