Cosmology, SUSY And The LHC

Dr. Richard Arnowitt
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Physics Department, Texas A&M University
The advent of supersymmetry (SUSY) has led to the construction of particle theory models linking a wide range of physical phenomena. While initially proposed on aesthetic grounds that there should be a symmetry between fermions and bosons, SUSY has allowed for consistent model building from low energies up to the grand unification (GUT) scale. Further, these models offer a natural particle candidate for the astronomically observed dark matter with the possible linking of cosmology at 10^(-7) seconds after the Big Bang to particle physics. In this talk we will review the basic cosmology and particle theory ideas of these models and discuss how it may be possible for them to be verified at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN which will go into operation in 2007.

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