A possible return on race

Third generation superparticles search is one of the main goals of the present LHC activities. Previous LHC data has been especially effective in ruling out the existence of coloured supersymmetric particles (primarily the gluino and the first two generations of s-quarks) with masses below . However, such constraints are relaxed, in some cases by as much as a factor … Continue reading A possible return on race

Decay chains

As the production of s-quarks and gluinos is favored if kinematically allowed, these particles would start the decay chain in most cases. In the case in which such superparticles were relatively light, the decay chain would be short, and the subsequent possible decays should be few. Instead, if s-quarks and gluinos were very massive, it … Continue reading Decay chains


Production of supersymmetric particles and their subsequent decay chains could occur in different ways depending on the theoretical scenario considered. In the researches for supersymmetric particles, the most frequent choice is to limit the quest to a specific model in which the particles have well-defined decay modes. One of the most promising models to take … Continue reading Production

Supersymmetry searches

As discussed before, SUSY theories introduce the existence of particles at the TeV scale, so these could be already accessible at the . The search for these particles and the determination of their properties, such as mass, spin, etc. and their coupling becomes of central importance in order to verify the existence of new Physics … Continue reading Supersymmetry searches

Local Supersymmetry

As already seen, the MSSM contains a high number of degrees of freedom. The impossibility to have guidelines on how build a theory leads to models that consider the Supersymmetry as a local symmetry spontaneously broken at different scales with respect to the weak one. Among these, the gravity mediated Supersymmetry breaking theories (or briefly SUperGRAvity, … Continue reading Local Supersymmetry


Fields, masses and coupling constants appearing in the Lagrangian are perturbatively divergent quantities which become acceptable by renormalization procedures. As a consequence, the new quantities are function of the energy and the functional dependence is governed by the Renormalization Group Equations (RGE). For the gauge coupling constants these equations have the form where is the Callan-Symanzik … Continue reading Implications

Supersymmetry Breaking

Supersymmetry in the equation for the MSSM Lagrangian is an exact symmetry. This implies the mass degeneration for the components of each supermultiplet. Anyway, if the superparticles had the same masses of the respective particles, they would have already been observed and the Supersymmetry should therefore be broken. Although it is widely believed that a … Continue reading Supersymmetry Breaking