Aspects and Prospects of Local Supersymmetry

When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Where: DA 114
Speaker: Sujeet Akula
Organization: Northeastern University
Sponsor: Introduction to Physics Research

Beginning with a brief review of the Standard Model, the motivation for local supersymmetry (supergravity) will be given. Further, several models based on
supergravity will be discussed including the minimal model and its extensions. We will then discuss the prospects for the discovery of supersymmetry at the Large Hadron Collider and in experimental direct searches for dark matter. The implications of the recent searches for the light CP-even Higgs boson particle in the ATLAS and in the CMS detectors at the LHC in the context of supergravity will also be discussed.