MSSM Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC: Benchmark Scenarios for Run 2 and Beyond

Abstract : We propose six new benchmark scenarios for Higgs boson searches in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. Our calculations follow the recommendations of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group, and benefit from recent developments in the predictions for the Higgs-boson masses and mixing. All of the proposed scenarios are compatible with the most recent results from Run 2 of the LHC. In particular, they feature a scalar with mass and couplings compatible with those of the observed Higgs boson, and a significant portion of their parameter space is allowed by the limits from the searches for SUSY particles and additional Higgs bosons. We define a scenario where all SUSY particles are relatively heavy, and two scenarios with light colorless SUSY particles (charginos, neutralinos and, in one case, staus). In addition, we present two scenarios featuring alignment without decoupling, realized with either the lighter or the heavier scalar being SM-like, and a scenario with CP violation.
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Henning Bahl, Elina Fuchs, Thomas Hahn, Sven Heinemeyer, Stefan Liebler, et al.. MSSM Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC: Benchmark Scenarios for Run 2 and Beyond. 2018. ⟨hal-01872050⟩



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