Toward full LHC coverage of natural supersymmetry

Jared A. Evans, Yevgeny Kats, David Shih, Matthew J. Strassler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

64 Scopus citations


We argue that combining just a handful of searches for new physics at Run I of the LHC is sufficient to exclude most supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model in which the gluino is kinematically accessible and the spectrum is natural. Such models typically give rise to significant [InlineMediaObject not available: see fulltext.] T, top quarks and/or high object multiplicity, and we show that having even one of these signatures generally results in stringent limits. We also identify, among models that lack these signatures, the few gaps in coverage remaining, and propose search strategies to close these gaps. Our results are general and independent of the details of the spectrum, assumptions about minimality, R-parity, etc. Our analysis strategy should remain applicable when the LHC moves to higher energy. Central to our argument are ATLAS and CMS searches for many jets and low [InlineMediaObject not available: see fulltext.] T, a proposed lepton + many jets search, an ATLAS search for 6-7 high-p T jets, and a reexamination of the control and signal regions of the CMS black hole search.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Hadronic Colliders
  • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Toward full LHC coverage of natural supersymmetry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this