Constraining Supersymmetric Models

Using Higgs Physics, Precision Observables and Direct Searches

  • Lisa┬áZeune

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Lisa Zeune
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lisa Zeune
    Pages 33-39
  4. Lisa Zeune
    Pages 41-52
  5. Lisa Zeune
    Pages 201-205

About this book


This thesis analyses how supersymmetric (SUSY) extensions of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics can be constrained using information from Higgs physics, electroweak precision observables and direct searches for new particles. Direct searches for SUSY particles at the LHC have not resulted in any signal so far, and limits on the SUSY parameter space have been set. Measurements of the properties of the observed Higgs boson at 125 GeV as well as of the W boson mass can provide valuable indirect constraints, supplementing the ones from direct searches. Precise calculations are performed for Higgs decays and electroweak precision observables within the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model and the next to-minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model. Furthermore, a method is presented to reinterpret the LHC limits from direct SUSY searches in more realistic SUSY scenarios. The phenomenological consequences of those results are thoroughly analysed.


Constraints on natural SUSY Constraints on supersymmetry Electroweak precision tests Phenomenology of the MSSM and NMSSM SUSY Higgs phenomenology SUSY searches LHC W boson mass MSSM NMSSM

Authors and affiliations

  • Lisa┬áZeune
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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