Talks by Ahmed Ismail

Flavor-specific scalars and dark sectors

Ahmed Ismail University of Pittsburgh

New scalar bosons that are uncharged under the Standard Model have many phenomenological applications, and in particular may serve as mediators between the dark and visible sectors. Such scalars are often taken to have Higgs-like couplings to Standard Model fermions, in order to evade constraints from bounds on flavor-changing neutral currents.

A Higgs but no sparticles yet: what it means for the (p)MSSM

Ahmed Ismail University of Pittsburgh
The phenomenological Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (pMSSM) provides a broad perspective on supersymmetric phenomenology. We have generated two large sets of pMSSM models with neutralino and gravitino LSPs, with sparticle masses extending up to 4 TeV. In this talk, I will discuss the implications of searches for supersymmetry and the Higgs, with particular attention to naturalness.