Gravitino Production at the LHC

  • Priscila de AquinoEmail author
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Supersymmetric theories can naturally solve the hierarchy problem, and at the same time, shed some light on different SM shortcomings, providing for example candidates suitable for being a dark matter particle. We start the chapter with a simple description of how quadratic divergences arise in the SM, and the possible solution for the hierarchy problem provided by Supersymmetric theories. We subsequently characterize such theories and describe some of its main branches. Finally, phenomenological analyses for the production of specific super-particles are exhibited.


Gravitino Production Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) Goldstino Gravitino Mass Gluino Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of theoretical physicsKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Center of Particle Physics and CosmologyUniversité catholique de LouvainLeuvenBelgium

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