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35 Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
36 Center for High Energy Physics and Institute of Modern Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
37 High Energy Physics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
38 Department of Physics, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Jpan
39 Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular, CSIC, Valencia, Spain
40 Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
41 Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
42 Institute of Theoretical Physics, Warsaw Univerity, Warsaw, Poland
43 MCTP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
44 School of Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
45 Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
46 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
47 Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Bonn, Bonn, Germany
48 Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, Universite Grenoble I, Grenoble, France
49 LPTA, Universite Montpellier II, CNRS-IN2P3, Montpellier, France
50 Institut fur Theoretische Physik, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
51 Laboratoire de Physique des Particules, Annecy-le-Vieux, France
52 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
53 Department of Physics, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
4 I. Physikalisches Institut der RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
55 Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
56 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
57 ICEPP, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
58 IPN Universite Lyon, IN2P3-CNRS, Lyon, France
59 Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India
60 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
61 YITP, Kyoto Universty, Kyoto, Japan
62 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Zeuthen, Germany
63 William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
64 INFN, Sezione di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
65 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
66 IPPP, University of Durham, Durham, UK
67 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
68 Paul Scherer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
69 Institut fur Experimentalphysik, Universitat Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
70 Department of Physics, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
71 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
72 Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
73 Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
74 ITP, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China
a Supported in part by US DOE, Div. of HEP, contract W-31-109-ENG-38
6 Supported in part by UNAM grant PAPIIT-IN116202 and Conacyt grant 42026-F
o Heisenberg Fellow
d Supported by grant KBN 2 P0SB 040 24
o Supported by a MCyT Ramon y Cajal contract
November 29, 2005
Abstract. High-precision analyses of supersymmetry parameters aim at reconstructing the funda-
mental supersymmetric theory and its breaking mechanism. A well defined theoretical framework
is needed when higher-order corrections are included. We propose such a scheme, Supersymmetry
Parameter Analysis SPA, based on a consistent set of conventions and input parameters. A repos-
itory for computer programs is provided which connect parameters in different schemes and relate
the Lagrangian parameters to physical observables at LHC and high energy e+e- linear collider
experiments, i.e., masses, mixings, decay widths and production cross sections for supersymmetric
particles. In addition, programs for calculating high-precision low energy observables, the density
of cold dark matter (CDM) in the universe as well as the cross sections for CDM search exper-
iments are included. The SPA scheme still requires extended efforts on both the theoretical and
experimental side before data can be evaluated in the future at the level of the desired precision.
We take here an initial step of testing the SPA scheme by applying the techniques involved to a
specific supersymmetry reference point.
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Aguilar-Saavedra, J.A.; Ali, A.; Allanach, B.C.; Arnowitt, R.; Baer, H.A.; Bagger, J.A. et al. Supersymmetry Parameter Analysis: SPA Convention andProject, article, December 2, 2005; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876418/m1/2/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.