Supersymmetric naturalness beyond MSSM

  • Archil Kobakhidze
  • Matthew TaliaEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


The experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have pushed the limits on masses of supersymmetric particles beyond the ∼TeV scale. This compromises naturalness of the simplest supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model, the minimal supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). In this paper we advocate that perhaps the current experimental data are actually hinting towards the physics beyond MSSM. To illustrate this, we treat the MSSM as a low-energy limit of a more fundamental yet unspecified theory at a scale Λ, and compute the fine-tuning measure Δ for generic boundary conditions with soft SUSY breaking parameters and various cut-off scales. As a general trend we observe reduction in fine-tuning together with lowering Λ. In particular, perfectly natural [Δ ≲ \( \mathcal{O} \)(10)] theories with a multi-TeV spectrum of supersymmetric particles that are consistent with all current observations can be obtained for Λ ∼ \( \mathcal{O} \)(100)TeV. The lowering of the fine-tuning for large cut-off scales can also be observed in theories exhibiting special quasi-fixed point behaviour for certain parameters. Our observations call for a more thorough exploration of possible alternative ultraviolet completions of MSSM.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale, School of PhysicsThe University of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

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