Implications of improved Higgs mass calculations for supersymmetric models

O. Buchmueller, M. J. Dolan, J. Ellis, T. Hahn, S. Heinemeyer, W. Hollik, J. Marrouche, K. A. Olive, H. Rzehak, K. J. de Vries, G. Weiglein

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We discuss the allowed parameter spaces of supersymmetric scenarios in light of improved Higgs mass predictions provided by FeynHiggs 2.10.0. The Higgs mass predictions combine Feynman-diagrammatic results with a resummation of leading and subleading logarithmic corrections from the stop/top sector, which yield a significant improvement in the region of large stop masses. Scans in the pMSSM parameter space show that, for given values of the soft supersymmetry-breaking parameters, the new logarithmic contributions beyond the two-loop order implemented in FeynHiggs tend to give larger values of the light CP-even Higgs mass, (Formula presented.), in the region of large stop masses than previous predictions that were based on a fixed-order Feynman-diagrammatic result, though the differences are generally consistent with the previous estimates of theoretical uncertainties. We re-analyse the parameter spaces of the CMSSM, NUHM1 and NUHM2, taking into account also the constraints from CMS and LHCb measurements of (Formula presented.)and ATLAS searches for (Formula presented.) events using 20/fb of LHC data at 8 TeV. Within the CMSSM, the Higgs mass constraint disfavours (Formula presented.), though not in the NUHM1 or NUHM2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2809
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 18 2014

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