Prof. Ulrich Ellwanger (LPT Orsay)
The motivations for the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) are reviewed, and possible unconventional signals for Higgs and sparticle production at the LHC are discussed. In the presence of a light pseudoscalar, the SM-like Higgs scalar can decay dominantly into a 4-tau final state. In the fully constrained NMSSM with mSUGRA-like soft SUSY breaking terms, the correct...
Dr Marc Besancon (CEA-Saclay/DSM/Irfu/SPP)
Models for extra dimensions and some of the most promising ensuing signals for experimental discovery at the LHC are briefly reviewed. The emphasis will be put on the production of Kaluza Klein states from both flat and warped extra-dimensions models.
Prof. John Terning (UC Davis)
Dr Giovanni Villadoro (CERN)
Extra vector bosons are a common feature of many extensions of the Standard Model and represent one of the easiest smoking gun of new physics to look for. I will discuss present bounds from direct and indirect searches on the existence of extra spin-1 particles coupled to the Standard Model fields through renormalizable interactions and the possibility of an early discovery at the LHC.
Sabine Kraml (LPSC Grenoble)
The requirement of t-b-tau Yukawa coupling unification is common in simple grand unified models based on the gauge group SO(10), and it also places severe constraints on the expected spectrum of superpartners. For Yukawa-unified models with \mu>0, the spectrum is characterized by three mass scales: (i) first and second generation scalars in the multi-TeV range, (ii) third generation...
Dr Ben Gripaios (CERN)
Strongly-coupled models of electroweak symmetry breaking have been resurrected in the guise of the Minimal Composite Higgs Model. I review the motivation for this model and describe the LHC phenomenology, which is much like that of the Standard Model. Finally, I show how going beyond the minimal model can lead to dramatically different LHC signatures.