Minimal supersymmetry confronts Rb, AbFB and mh

Bhattacharyya, Gautam ; Kundu, Anirban ; Ray, Tirtha Sankar (2014) Minimal supersymmetry confronts Rb, AbFB and mh Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 41 (3). Article ID 035002. ISSN 0954-3899

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We study the impact of the measurements of three sets of observables on the parameter space of the constrained minimal supersymmetric standard model (cMSSM), its slightly general variant, the non-universal scalar model (NUSM), and some selected benchmark points of the 19-parameter phenomenological MSSM (pMSSM): (i) the direct measurement of the Higgs boson mass m h ≈ 125 GeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC); (ii) Z-boson decay width in the b̅b channel normalized to its hadronic width (Rb), and the forward-backward asymmetry on the Z-peak in the same channel AbFB and (iii) several B-physics observables, along with (g - 2) of muon. In addition, there are constraints from non-observation of superparticles from direct searches at the LHC. In view of the recently re-estimated standard model (SM) value of Rb with improved higher order corrections, the measured value of Rb has a 1.2σ discrepancy with its SM value, while the corresponding discrepancy in Ab FB is 2.5σ. MSSM contributions from light superpartners improve the agreement of Rb but worsen that of AbFB. We project this (Rb-AbFB) tension vis-a-vis the constraints arising from other observables in the parameter space of cMSSM and NUSM. We also consider a few well-motivated pMSSM benchmark points and show that pMSSM does not fare any better than the SM.

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