High Energy Theory Seminar - David Shih, Rutgers - Higgs at 125 GeV: A Crisis for Gauge Mediation?
Abstract: Recently, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations have announced exciting hints for a Standard Model-like Higgs boson at a mass of approximately 125 GeV. In this talk, I will discuss the potential consequences for the MSSM and low scale SUSY-breaking. As is well-known, a 125 GeV Higgs implies either extremely heavy stops, or near-maximal stop mixing. After reviewing and quantifying these statements, I will show how they place very strong restrictions on the mediation of supersymmetry breaking in the MSSM, and I will discuss the consequences of this for collider phenomenology.
Location: PCTS Seminar Room
Date/Time: 02/27/12 at 2:30 pm - 02/27/12 at 3:30 pm
Category: High Energy Theory Seminar