LHC Signals of MSSM Electroweak Baryogenesis

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08060149

Abstract

The Standard Model (SM) of particle physics provides an excellent description of nearly every collider physics experiment performed to date. However, the SM is unable to explain the observed cosmology. Among its cosmological shortcomings, the SM cannot account for the dark matter or explain why there is more matter than anti-matter. A well-motivated way to extend the SM is supersymmetry. In the minimal supersymmetric extension of the the SM, the MSSM, new superpartner particles can make up the dark matter and generate the matter-antimatter asymmetry. These two requirements place strong constraints on the mass spectrum of superpartners in the MSSM. In this talk, we will describe this cosmologically motivated spectrum, and discuss some of the interesting signatures it could create at the upcoming LHC experiments.