Naturalness, supersymmetry and implications for LHC and dark matter

Sujeet Akula, Mengxi Liu, Pran Nath, Gregory Peim

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It is shown that the Hyperbolic Branch of the radiative electroweak symmetry breaking contains in it three regions: the Focal Point, Focal Curves, and Focal Surfaces. Further, the Focal Point is shown to lie on the boundary of a Focal Curve. These focal regions allow for a small μ while scalar masses can become large and may lie in the several TeV region. It is shown that for the mSUGRA model the current LHC-7 constraint depletes the Focal Point region while regions on Focal Curves and Focal Surfaces remain largely intact. The LHC implications for models which lie on Focal Curves are briefly discussed as well as the implications of dark matter constraints for the Focal Point, Focal Curves and Focal Surfaces are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Dark matter
  • LHC
  • Naturalness
  • Supersymmetry

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