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Event Number 4676

  Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Phenomenology Seminar
Higgs and superparticle mass predictions from the string theory landscape
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Howie Baer, University of Oklahoma
Abstract: Assuming a fertile patch of the string theory landscape leading to a low energy effective
theory consisting of the MSSM+hidden sector N=1, d=4 supergravity, we derive probability distributions for Higgs and sparticle masses.
These predictions explain why there seems to be a m(weak)-m(susy) Little hierarchy and why so far no SUSY signal has been seen at LHC. They also provide guidance for future accelerator and dark matter searches.
Finally, they contradict the common misconception that string theory is not predictive.
Host: Vernon Barger
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