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Interpreting LHC SUSY searches in the phenomenological MSSM

Sekmen, S. and Kraml, S. and Lykken, J. and Moortgat, F. and Padhi, S. and Pape, L. and Pierini, M. and Prosper, H. B. and Spiropulu, M. (2012) Interpreting LHC SUSY searches in the phenomenological MSSM. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (2). Art. No. 75. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1007/JHEP02(2012)075.

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We interpret within the phenomenological MSSM (pMSSM) the results of SUSY searches published by the CMS collaboration based on the first ~1 fb^(−1) of data taken during the 2011 LHC run at 7 TeV. The pMSSM is a 19-dimensional parametrization of the MSSM that captures most of its phenomenological features. It encompasses, and goes beyond, a broad range of more constrained SUSY models. Performing a global Bayesian analysis, we obtain posterior probability densities of parameters, masses and derived observables. In contrast to constraints derived for particular SUSY breaking schemes, such as the CMSSM, our results provide more generic conclusions on how the current data constrain the MSSM.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Springer. Published for SISSA by Springer. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Received: September 26, 2011. Revised: December 21, 2011. Accepted: January 24, 2012. Published: February 20, 2012. We thank J. Hewett and T. Rizzo for discussions on “SUSY without Prejudice” and related technical issues. Moreover, we thank F. Mahmoudi and K. Williams for help with interfacing HiggsBounds, and M. Mühlleitner for fixing SUSYHIT. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER41022 and by IN2P3 under grant PICS FR-USA 5872.
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Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et Physique des Particules (France) (IN2P3)PICS FR-USA 5872
Subject Keywords: Supersymmetry Phenomenology
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Official Citation:Interpreting LHC SUSY searches in the phenomenological MSSM S. Sekmen, S. Kraml, J. Lykken, F. Moortgat and S. Padhi, et al. DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2012)075
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