The winter conferences are now come and gone, with any dramatic new LHC results now likely to wait until more data is on hand. First attempt to collide beams at 4 TeV/beam is now scheduled for Friday morning, with stable beams for physics a week or so later. Results from the 2012 data should first start to arrive at the summer conferences.
This week at CERN there’s a workshop on Implications of LHC results for TeV-scale physics. Lots of detailed information in the slides about the latest LHC bounds on non-SM physics. For a summary of the situation with the Higgs, SUSY and what it all means, you could do worse than take a look at the slides of Alessandro Strumia, which include the sobering:
Implications for European Strategy for Particle Physics: The Higgs could be the last particle. Carpe diem.
He describes the SUSY situation as “the naturalness motivation for weak scale SUSY is mostly gone”, with the one loophole not yet ruled out a stop particle at accessible energies. This scenario has now been dubbed “natural SUSY” and will be a major focus of searches going forward.
There was a similar workshop organized last week at the University of Maryland, slides are here. Matt Strassler reports here, here and here. Evidently there was a final panel discussion for which video may appear at some point.
Update: One more thing on the same topic, a very recent review of the implications of LHC results for SUSY phenomenology is here.
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