SUSY scalar sector phenomenology in the large tan beta region

September 24, 2018
3:00pm to 4:30pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Theoretical Physics, general interest
A. Medina
CONICET, La Plata, Argentina

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room


In the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) searches for the heaviest CP-even and CP-odd Higgs $H$, $A$ to tau-lepton pairs severely constrain the parameter region for large values of $\tan\beta$ and light Higgs bosons $H$, $A$. We demonstrate how the experimental constraint can be avoided by new decays to light third-generation sfermions, whose left-right couplings to $H$ can be maximised in regions of large trilinear couplings. We also show that  a new search strategy for the discovery of staus at the LHC is possible in the case of stau-pair production via $H/A$ decay, which can be between one or two orders of magnitude larger than the usual electroweak cross-section production for staus