Implications of the Higgs discovery in the MSSM golden region

Ian Low, Shashank Shalgar

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If the lightest CP-even Higgs boson in the MSSM is discovered at the LHC, two measurements could be made simultaneously: the Higgs mass m h and the event rate Bσ(gg h γγ). We study to what extent the combination of these two measurements would allow us to extract parameters in the stop mass matrix, including the off-diagonal mixing term, with a focus on the MSSM golden region where the stops are light and the mixing is large. Even though both the production cross-section and the decay amplitude are not sensitive to supersymmetric parameters outside of the stop sector, the branching ratio depends on the total decay width, which is dominated by the Higgs decay to b quarks and sensitive to both the pseudo-scalar mass m A and the supersymmetric Higgs mass μ. In the end we find m A is an important input in extracting the stop mass parameters, while a fair estimate of the off-diagonal mixing term could be obtained without prior knowledge of μ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 16 2009


  • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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