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Revisiting fine-tuning in the MSSM

Ross, G. G.; Schmidt-Hoberg, K.; Staub, F.

We evaluate the amount of fine-tuning in constrained versions of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM), with different boundary conditions at the GUT scale. Specifically we study the fully constrained version as well as the cases of non-universal Higgs and gaugino masses. We allow for the presence of additional non-holomorphic soft-terms which we show further relax the fine-tuning. Of particular importance is the possibility of a Higgsino mass term and we discuss possible origins for such a term in UV complete models. We point out that loop corrections typically lead to a reduction in the fine-tuning by a factor of about two compared to the estimate at tree-level, which has been overlooked in many recent works. Taking these loop corrections into account, we discuss the impact of current limits from SUSY searches and dark matter on the fine-tuning. Contrary to common lore, we find that the MSSM fine-tuning can be as small as 10 while remaining consistent with all experimental constraints. If, in addition, the dark matter abundance is fully explained by the neutralino LSP, the fine-tuning can still be as low as ∼ 20 in the presence of additional non-holomorphic soft-terms. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000068734
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2017)021
Zitationen: 36
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Institut für Theoretische Physik (ITP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1029-8479, 1126-6708
KITopen-ID: 1000068734
HGF-Programm 51.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Teilchenphysik
Erschienen in Journal of high energy physics
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Band 2017
Heft 3
Seiten 21
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Schlagwörter Supersymmetry, Phenomenology
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