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Phenomenology group seminar: Ripples in Spacetime from broken SUSY

Event date: 
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 2:00 pm
Speaker: 
Diego Redigolo (CERN)
Abstract: 

 If we live in a supersymmetric world, SUSY has to be broken at some (high) scale. I will show how the presence of a SUSY-breaking hidden sector can lead to gravitational wave (GW) signals at future interferometers. I will focus on first order phase transitions that can occur along the pseudomodulus universally related to SUSY breaking. Current bounds on the superpartners are compatible with GW signals at future interferometers, while the observation of a GW signal from a SUSY-breaking hidden sector would imply superpartners within the reach of future colliders.  Along the way, I will analyze the new field theoretical features of the phase transition along the pseudomodulus direction. These allow us to pinpoint what are the necessary requirements for a SUSY-breaking hidden sector to lead to strong GW signals.