10 May 2011

A nail in the coffin of supersymmetry?

Physics Letters B just accepted a paper by the ATLAS collaboration, showing that if supersymmetry exists and provides for long-lived particles carrying the strong nuclear force, then these are very heavy.

Discovery scientists have played leading roles in all parts of the analysis which does not exclude supersymmetry but tells us that we're going to have to wait a while to discover it (if it exists).