March 13, 2014
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
Europe/Rome timezone
Supersymmetry is one of the main scenarios of physics beyond the Standard Model, and it is particularly appealing, as it predicts the existence of superpartners for the Standard Model particles as a way to solve the hierarchy problem, namely the quadratic divergence of the Higgs mass after radiative corrections. The data from the LHC Run I exhibited no evidence for supersymmetry, but nevertheless the current searches have turned out to be very useful to set strong limits on the masses of supersymmetric particles and constrain the different scenarios. Moreover, the discovery of a Higgs-like particle of about 125 GeV restricts the amount of radiative correctionsm to the mass of the lightest supersymmetric Higgs boson. On the theory side, several broad classes of supersymmetric models are not yet excluded by the present data and are awaiting for the next run in order to make a clear statement on the phenomenological implications which they would predict. Also, since the LHC has not found any signal not only for supersymmetry, but even for any new physics model, the hierarchy problem still remains an open issue. The miniworkshop `Hunting for Supersymmetry at the LHC' will be an occasion to debate the status of supersymmetry after the LHC Run I, confronting the predictions of the most popular theoretical models with updated data from CMS and ATLAS Collaborations.

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