A Review of Higgs Mass Calculations in Supersymmetric Models

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2016-1 DNRF90 and DIAS-2016-1
Authors: Patrick Draper (University of California Santa Barbara) and Heidi Rzehak (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg & CP3-Origins & DIAS)
External link: arXiv.org

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The discovery of the Higgs boson is both a milestone achievement for the Standard Model and an exciting probe of new physics beyond the SM. One of the most important properties of the Higgs is its mass, a number that has proven to be highly constraining for models of new physics, particularly those related to the electroweak hierarchy problem. Perhaps the most extensively studied examples are supersymmetric models, which, while capable of producing a 125 GeV Higgs boson with SM-like properties, do so in non-generic parts of their parameter spaces. We review the computation of the Higgs mass in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, in particular the large radiative corrections required to lift m_h to 125 GeV and their calculation via Feynman-diagrammatic and effective field theory techniques. This review is intended as an entry point for readers new to the field, and as a summary of the current status, including the existing analytic calculations and publicly-available computer codes.