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Sunrise - WH11NE (Fermilab)

Sunrise - WH11NE


Artur Apresyan (California Institute of Technology (US)), Jamie Antonelli (The Ohio State University (US)), Jim Hirschauer (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
Compactified M-theory generically and simultaneously describes many features of our world, including gravity; Yang-Mills forces like SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1); chiral fermions (so parity violation); softly broken supersymmetry; a solution to the hierarchy problem; electroweak symmetry breaking and Higgs physics (including the ratio of the Higgs boson mass to the Z mass, and Higgs decay branching ratios); small EDMs; no flavor changing problems and more. It has dark matter candidates, and can explain the ratio of matter to dark matter. And it predicts the superpartner spectrum: heavy (tens of TeV) squarks and sleptons, light (~ TeV) gluino and LSP. Superpartners should not have been found in Run I at LHC, and can be found in Run II (gluinos about 1.5 TeV, winos about 640 GeV). There are no parameters to vary. There has been good progress in calculating and elucidating the predictions. I will explain the superpartner and Higgs predictions in some detail. The results emerge from the theory, so it is necessary to explain the theory first.
    • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Compactifying M-theory to 4D to describe our world, and predicting LHC Superpartner and Higgs data 1h
      Speaker: Gordon Kane (University of Michigan)