Aaron Pierce (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Tue. February 19th, 2019, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Supersymmetry, Hidden Sectors, and Baryogenesis
Abstract: Supersymmetry has been a primary target for the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. We review what the absence of supersymmetric signals thus far implies for supersymmetric extensions to the Standard Model. We discuss ways in which supersymmetry might still have important consequences for our Universe — even if it does not completely explain the hierarchy between strength of gravity and the other forces. As an example, we discuss how a supersymmetric extension might be responsible for generating the observed symmetry between matter and anti-mattter.