Prospects for discovering supersymmetry at the LHC
Theory Division, Physics Department, CERN, 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland
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Published online: 27 January 2009
Supersymmetry is one of the best-motivated candidates for physics beyond the standard model that might be discovered at the LHC. There are many reasons to expect that it may appear at the TeV scale, in particular because it provides a natural cold dark-matter candidate. The apparent discrepancy between the experimental measurement of g μ −2 and the standard-model value calculated using low-energy e + e − data favours relatively light sparticles, accessible to the LHC. A global likelihood analysis including this, other electroweak precision observables and B decay observables suggests that the LHC might be able to discover supersymmetry with 1/fb or less of integrated luminosity. The LHC should be able to discover supersymmetry via the classic missing-energy signature, or in alternative phenomenological scenarios. The prospects for discovering supersymmetry at the LHC look very good.
PACS: 12.60.Jv – / 14.80.Ly –
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