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Title: Interplay between collider searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons and direct dark matter experiments

Abstract

In this article, we explore the interplay between searches for supersymmetric particles and Higgs bosons at hadron colliders (the Tevatron and the LHC) and direct dark matter searches (such as CDMS, ZEPLIN, XENON, EDELWEISS, CRESST, WARP and others). We focus on collider searches for heavy MSSM Higgs bosons (A,H,H{sup {+-}}) and how the prospects for these searches are impacted by direct dark matter limits and vice versa. We find that the prospects of these two experimental programs are highly interrelated. A positive detection of A, H or H{sup {+-}} at the Tevatron would dramatically enhance the prospects for a near future direct discovery of neutralino dark matter. Similarly, a positive direct detection of neutralino dark matter would enhance the prospects of discovering heavy MSSM Higgs bosons at the Tevatron or the LHC. Combining the information obtained from both types of experimental searches will enable us to learn more about the nature of supersymmetry.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Theoretical Physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)
  2. Particle Astrophysics Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)
  3. (United States)
  4. (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21020095
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.055010; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CERN LHC; FERMILAB TEVATRON; HIGGS BOSONS; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; REST MASS; SPARTICLES; SUPERSYMMETRY

Citation Formats

Carena, Marcela, Hooper, Dan, Vallinotto, Alberto, Physics Department, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, and Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre and Marie Curie, 98 bis Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris. Interplay between collider searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons and direct dark matter experiments. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.055010.
Carena, Marcela, Hooper, Dan, Vallinotto, Alberto, Physics Department, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, & Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre and Marie Curie, 98 bis Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris. Interplay between collider searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons and direct dark matter experiments. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.055010.
Carena, Marcela, Hooper, Dan, Vallinotto, Alberto, Physics Department, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, and Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre and Marie Curie, 98 bis Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris. Thu . "Interplay between collider searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons and direct dark matter experiments". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.055010.
@article{osti_21020095,
title = {Interplay between collider searches for supersymmetric Higgs bosons and direct dark matter experiments},
author = {Carena, Marcela and Hooper, Dan and Vallinotto, Alberto and Physics Department, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 and Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre and Marie Curie, 98 bis Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris},
abstractNote = {In this article, we explore the interplay between searches for supersymmetric particles and Higgs bosons at hadron colliders (the Tevatron and the LHC) and direct dark matter searches (such as CDMS, ZEPLIN, XENON, EDELWEISS, CRESST, WARP and others). We focus on collider searches for heavy MSSM Higgs bosons (A,H,H{sup {+-}}) and how the prospects for these searches are impacted by direct dark matter limits and vice versa. We find that the prospects of these two experimental programs are highly interrelated. A positive detection of A, H or H{sup {+-}} at the Tevatron would dramatically enhance the prospects for a near future direct discovery of neutralino dark matter. Similarly, a positive direct detection of neutralino dark matter would enhance the prospects of discovering heavy MSSM Higgs bosons at the Tevatron or the LHC. Combining the information obtained from both types of experimental searches will enable us to learn more about the nature of supersymmetry.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.055010},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 5,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}
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