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Title: Supersymmetry and dark matter post LHC8: Why we may expect both axion and WIMP detection

Abstract

In the post-LHC8 era, it is perceived that what is left of SUSY model parameter space is highly finetuned in the EW sector (EWFT). We discuss how conventional measures overestimate EWFT in SUSY theory. Radiatively-driven natural SUSY (RNS) models maintain the SUSY GUT paradigm with low EWFT at 10% level, but are characterized by light higgsinos ~100–300 GeV and a thermal underabundance of WIMP dark matter. Implementing the SUSY DFSZ solution to the strong CP problem explains the small μ parameter but indicates dark matter should be comprised mainly of axions with a small admixture of higgsino-like WIMPs. While RNS might escape LHC14 searches, we would expect ultimately direct detection of both WIMPs and axions. An e⁺e⁻ collider with √(s)~500–600 GeV should provide a thorough search for the predicted light higgsinos.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Dep't of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22306123
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1604; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: PPC 2013: 7. international conference on interconnections between particle physics and cosmology, Lead-Deadwood, SD (United States), 24 Jun - 6 Jul 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Publisher:
AIP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AXIONS; GEV RANGE 100-1000; HIGGSINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; POSITRONS; SPACE; SUPERSYMMETRY; WIMPS

Citation Formats

Baer, Howard. Supersymmetry and dark matter post LHC8: Why we may expect both axion and WIMP detection. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4883443.
Baer, Howard. Supersymmetry and dark matter post LHC8: Why we may expect both axion and WIMP detection. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4883443
Baer, Howard. Wed . "Supersymmetry and dark matter post LHC8: Why we may expect both axion and WIMP detection". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4883443.
@article{osti_22306123,
title = {Supersymmetry and dark matter post LHC8: Why we may expect both axion and WIMP detection},
author = {Baer, Howard},
abstractNote = {In the post-LHC8 era, it is perceived that what is left of SUSY model parameter space is highly finetuned in the EW sector (EWFT). We discuss how conventional measures overestimate EWFT in SUSY theory. Radiatively-driven natural SUSY (RNS) models maintain the SUSY GUT paradigm with low EWFT at 10% level, but are characterized by light higgsinos ~100–300 GeV and a thermal underabundance of WIMP dark matter. Implementing the SUSY DFSZ solution to the strong CP problem explains the small μ parameter but indicates dark matter should be comprised mainly of axions with a small admixture of higgsino-like WIMPs. While RNS might escape LHC14 searches, we would expect ultimately direct detection of both WIMPs and axions. An e⁺e⁻ collider with √(s)~500–600 GeV should provide a thorough search for the predicted light higgsinos.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4883443},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/22306123}, journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1604,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {1}
}