- John March-Russell(
- University of Oxford
The discovery of an apparently elementary Standard-Model-like Higgs boson strengthens the deep mystery surrounding physics at the TeV energy scale. Almost all theories of the origin of the Higgs and the associated scale of electroweak symmetry breaking either have dynamically unnatural parameters, or severely lack explanatory power for most features of the Standard Model. I explain these issues and show how a radically different way of implementing a supersymmetric version of the Standard Model, ``Maximally Natural Supersymmetry," can explain, without fine-tuning, the weak scale and the observed Higgs boson. This class of theories intrinsically involves extra dimensions, and has much different physics than the usual Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model and its extensions.
The Higgs Enigma & Maximally Natural Supersymmetry
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