Renormalization in supersymmetric models
Abstract
There are reasons to believe that the Standard Model is only an effective theory, with new Physics lying beyond it. Supersymmetric extensions are one possibility: they address some of the Standard Model's shortcomings, such as the instability of the Higgs boson mass under radiative corrections. In this thesis, some topics related to the renormalization of supersymmetric models are analyzed. One of them is the automatic computation of the Lagrangian and the renormalization group equations of these models, which is a hard and errorprone process if carried out by hand. The generic renormalization group equations themselves are extended so as to include those models which have more than a single abelian gauge factor group. Such situations can occur in grand unified theories, for example. For a wide range of SO(10)inspired supersymmetric models, we also show that the renormalization group imprints on sparticle masses some information on the higher energies behavior of the models. Finally, in some cases these theories introduce charged lepton flavor violating interactions, which can change the ratio $\Gamma\left(K\rightarrow e\nu\right)/\Gamma\left(K\rightarrow\mu\nu\right)$. In light of experimental bounds on other observables, our analysis shows that any change over the Standard Model prediction must be smaller than the current experimental sensitivity on this observable.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2013
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1310.1296
 Bibcode:
 2013arXiv1310.1296F
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 PhD thesis. Instituto Superior T\'ecnico, Universidade de Lisboa. 253 pages