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Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22228-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22227-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22228-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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