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The LHC Confronts the Phenomenological MSSM

April 24, 2013 11:00AM to 12:00PM
JoAnne L. Hewett, SLAC
Building 362, Room F108
HEP Division Seminar
The Large Hadron Collider is providing our first clear view of the Terascale and is confronting our most cherished theories with data, in particular Supersymmetry. So far, LHC searches for Supersymmetry have come up short and the newly discovered Higgs boson is surprisingly difficult to accommodate within the simplest Supersymmetry breaking models. I will review the implications of this data on the phenomenological MSSM and will show that a region of parameter space withing the pMSSM can easily evade the LHC searches and accommodate a 125 GeV Higgs boson, while resulting in acceptable values of fine-tuning.