"A Stop To Natural SUSY?" by Dr. Indara Suarez (UC Santa Barbara)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
HEAP Seminar

In 2012, the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider. This scientific milestone represents the culmination of a nearly half-century effort that has consistently confirmed, through precision experimental measurements, the correctness of the Standard Model (SM) of Particle Physics. However, the newly discovered Higgs boson has also highlighted that the SM is at very best effective as a low-energy model and not a complete theory. Together with astronomical evidence for dark matter, the measured mass value of the Higgs boson suggests that there are new particles and interactions awaiting discovery. Data being collected with the LHC may help in their discovery and ultimately provide clues guiding us towards a theory that can give a full explanation of what we observe in nature. I will discuss the ongoing searches for a relatively light partner to the top quark (~ 1TeV) predicted by Supersymmetry that could explain the observed value of the Higgs mass as well as have ties to dark matter. 

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