Implications of the Higgs boson discovery for mSUGRA

Sujeet Akula, Pran Nath, Gregory Peim

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A Bayesian analysis is carried out to identify the consistent regions of the mSUGRA parameter space, where the newly-discovered Higgs boson's mass is used as a constraint, along with other experimental constraints. It is found that m 1/2 can lie in the sub-TeV region, A 0/m 0 is mostly confined to a narrow strip with |A 0/m 0|≤1, while m 0 is typically a TeV or larger. Further, the Bayesian analysis is used to set 95% CL lower bounds on sparticle masses. Additionally, it is shown that the spin independent neutralino-proton cross section lies just beyond the reach of the current sensitivity but within the projected sensitivity of the SuperCDMS-1T and XENON-1T experiments, which explains why dark matter has thus far not been detected. The light sparticle spectrum relevant for the discovery of supersymmetry at the LHC are seen to be the gluino, the chargino and the stop with the gluino and the chargino as the most likely candidates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-192
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Higgs
  • LHC
  • Supersymmetry

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