The absence of supersymmetry or other new physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has lead many to question naturalness arguments. With Bayesian statistics, we argue that natural models are most probable and that naturalness is not merely an aesthetic principle. We calculate a probabilistic measure of naturalness, the Bayesian evidence, for the Standard Model (SM) with and without quadratic divergences, confirming that the SM with quadratic divergences is improbable. We calculate the Bayesian evidence for the constrained minimal supersymmetric Standard Model (CMSSM) with naturalness priors in three cases: with only the MZ measurement; with the MZ measurement and LHC measurements; and with the MZ measurement, mh measurement and a hypothetical null result from a √s =100 TeV Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC) with 3000/fb. The "fine-tuning price" of the VLHC given LHC results would be ̃400, which is slightly less than that of the LHC results given the electroweak scale (̃500).
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- July 2014
- Supersymmetric models;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 19 pages, 3 figures. Closely matches published version, Phys. Rev. D 90, 015010. Added discussion re effective versus UV-complete theories. Minor change to title